A missing 11-year-old girl has been found at the home of a 22-year-old man who she believed was her boyfriend.
An amber alert was issued on Monday (April 12) after the child went missing, but she was allegedly discovered at the home of Luis Alberto Encarnacion.
The 22-year-old now faces charges of sexual abuse, according to police.
Two other men that have now been identified as Reginald Clark, 17, of Jacksonville, and Jonathon MacGregor, 19, of Clearwater — were allegedly caught on CCTV picking the girl up from a local 7-Eleven, Click Orlando reports.
Authorities are trying to determine whether they were involved in the disappearance of the schoolgirl.
However, they were arrested on charges of interfering with child custody.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said: “There is no logical sense for a 22-year-old man to be with an 11-year-old child unless there were horrific things that were going to continue or go on in that place.
"In her mind, she thought Luis was her boyfriend. We all know that’s not real. What’s real is Luis acted like a predator on this little child.”
The girl, whose identity is being withheld for her protection, is believed to have met Encarnacion on social media.
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She is reportedly a vulnerable child with no parents around as her dad is absent and her mom is in jail.
Encarnacion was charged with one count of concealing the location of a minor, one count of unlawful use of a communication device, two counts of lewd or lascivious battery, and two counts of sexual battery against a victim under age 12.
Authorities claim Encarnacion allegedly admitted to the offences after his arrest.
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