A missing Washington teen was found in Michigan with a convicted sex offender.

The 14-year old girl was reported missing out of Mount Vernon on January 6th. On Wednesday, Police found the teen safe in South Haven Michigan.

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The teen reportedly had been chatting with the man on social media platforms.

The Mount Vernon Police Department received information that the teen used a rideshare service ordered by a man named "Keith." Investigators were able to identify the ride and "Keith," who ordered the ride to his address.

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Keith Freerksen, 30, was taken into custody and the girl's parents were contacted.

Keith Freerksen is now facing nine charges.

  • Two counts of human trafficking of a minor for commercial sexual activity

  • Two counts of using a computer to commit a crime

  • One count of criminal sexual conduct 1st degree

  • Three counts of criminal sexual conduct 3rd degree

  • One count accosting a child for immoral purposes

     

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If Keith Freerksen is convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison. The other felonies can have him in prison for 4 to 20 years. Freerksen was previously convicted of possession of child pornography in Florida in 2017.

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