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Abigaile LeFevers, missing N.C. 12-year-old found in Fla., sex offender suspect in custody


(AP) HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.- Authorities say a 12-year-old North Carolina girl, Abigaile Faith LeFevers, who was the subject of a multi-state Amber Alert, has been found in South Florida and the man suspected of taking her is in custody.

The FBI says authorities stopped Lefevers and 38-year-old Timothy Newman, a registered sex offender, Wednesday night in Hallandale Beach.

According to a Facebook post on the wall of her father, Robert LeFevers, Abigaile is "being held in a safe house, in a church down in Miami, Florida...being treated. She should be flown back home Saturday, possibly Sunday."

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