On Monday, authorities found an 11-year-old girl who had been kidnapped from Youngwood, Pennsylvania, using geolocation on her iPad, according to the Westmoreland District Attorney’s Office.
Keith Lilliock, 43, was arrested and charged with enticing a minor into a motor vehicle and interfering with the custody of a minor. The victim told officers on Sunday that she was biking to Pittsburgh to see her sister when she stopped at a gas station to rest, leaving her bike there.
While at a nearby Dollar General, Lilliock allegedly approached her and offered to drive her anywhere she wanted to go after he closed the store. The District Attorney’s Office reported that video surveillance from the Dollar General showed Lilliock talking to the girl for over 20 minutes. The victim’s scent was detected by a bloodhound team at the gas station.
It is alleged that Lilliock drove the young girl to his residence in South Greensburg, Pennsylvania and left her alone in the vehicle for five minutes while he went inside.
The victim reported to detectives that Lilliock touched her leg and stomach area under her shirt before she asked him to take her to a friend’s house in Latrobe, as stated in the news release.
Law enforcement was able to locate the child near Latrobe, Pennsylvania, using an iPad, which was the crucial element in the child’s rescue, according to officials.
Police found the child at a residence in Latrobe on Monday afternoon and apprehended Lilliock. Lilliock reportedly informed authorities that he offered the child a ride but denied touching her. He is currently incarcerated without bail at Westmoreland County Jail.