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Missing Tennessee teen found in Wisconsin, father arrested

By Clyde Hughes

Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Authorities said they've located a missing Tennessee girl hundreds of miles away in Wisconsin and her father has been charged with rape.

Police held the 41-year-old man without bond at the Monroe County Jail in Tennessee after he was arrested.

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Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones said the 14-year-old girl possibly ran away from her Madisonville, Tenn., home, but said he didn't want to reveal too much information.

"She is safe she is in custody, and that's the best outcome for the the situation," Jones said during a press briefing.

The girl's father went in front of news media last week to express anguish at the girl's disappearance. The FBI had been part of the multi-state search for the girl.

Investigators said at that time cellphone signals pinged the morning after her Jan. 13 disappearance in the Corbin, Ky., area, roughly 130 miles away.

Thursday, authorities said the girl was found at a home in Wisconsin and appeared to be doing fine. Jones declined to elaborate how she got to the location.

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