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Man faces judge after allegedly kidnapping 12-year-old Newark girl

Police said 40-year-old Christopher Forncrook was arrested at the Hilton Garden Inn in Dublin. (Courtesy: Licking County Jail)

A Wisconsin man was set to face a judge Wednesday after allegedly kidnapping a 12-year-old Newark girl.

Police said 40-year-old Christopher Forncrook was arrested at the Hilton Garden Inn in Dublin.

Investigators said Forncrook drove nearly 450 miles to meet the girl he met online. The two had developed a relationship on social media per investigators. Police said she went missing for hours after leaving her Newark home in Monday. She is now home safe.

Newark families said they were alarmed by the situation.

"I'm scared," said Joan Donner, a grandmother. "I’ll probably be watching Facebook accounts and checking everything a little closer."

ABC 6/FOX 28 reached out to the mother of the girl who was taken. She said she's glad her daughter is home, and declined to provide any other comment.

Forncrook was jailed in Licking County.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to follow this developing story.


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