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Reported Abduction of Teen Was False

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo and West Seneca Police say the reported abduction of a 13 year old teen last month was false. Investigators have determined that no abduction took place on January 26th.

Buffalo Police notified West Seneca police to check on the safety and welfare of a 13 year old girl. It all started at the corner of East Ferry and Kilhoffer Streets in the City and ended in West Seneca with two arrests on Center Road. Police say the located the girl through a cell phone.

But following an investigation West Seneca police say no actual abduction occurred. They now say the teen had agreed to voluntarily meet the two adults she met through a cell phone chat room. John Mullen and Keauna Jemison of West Seneca were originally arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment. The Child Advocacy Center interview the girl, but determined that no crimes were committed in Buffalo. However, West Seneca Police say more charges could be filed against the adults. They will be back in court later this month.