HOUSTON – Authorities have found the 14-year-old girl who was abducted from Cypress on January 22. The teen was found in Florida Monday and the man who took her, 33-year-old Jacob West, was placed under arrest.
An Amber Alert was issued for the girl last Tuesday after she disappeared with West. Authorities say she was walking with a family member that afternoon when West drove up in a silver GMC Envoy and she hopped in.
West drove away with the teen, leaving family members to fear the worst.
Family members suspected West, her former neighbor, and the teen were having an inappropriate relationship and ordered him to stay away from her. Her parents moved the teen with her uncle just to get her away from the man, but that still did not work.
Authorities say West continued to pursue the girl until the two eventually ran off together.
West has been charged with sexual assault.