Felony Charges Filed Against Man After 15-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing in New Jersey Found in Monroe Township

MONROE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Felony charges have been filed against a Michigan man who was caught in Monroe Township on Easter Sunday driving a vehicle with a 15-year-old female passenger who was reported missing in New Jersey.

Court documents indicate the Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 24-year-old Alexander Joseph May, of Six Lakes, Michigan.

According to a criminal complaint, around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 4, Clarion-based State Police received a call regarding a Be on the Lookout order related to a missing 15-year-old juvenile from Butler, New Jersey, who was reported to be traveling in a dark-colored Chevrolet Traverse with a Michigan registration.

The complaint states the juvenile was reportedly picked up by Alexander May outside of the juvenile’s residence around 12:30 a.m. on April 4. Butler New Jersey Police had contacted Clarion-based State Police to report a cell phone believed to be with the juvenile was pinged and was traveling on Interstate 80 going west.

The vehicle was then located, and a traffic stop was conducted at the exit 62 westbound ramp in Monroe Township.

During the traffic stop, the driver was positively identified as Alexander May, and the missing juvenile was found traveling in the front passenger seat, the complaint states.

Police then interviewed May.

May stated that he traveled to New Jersey to pick up the juvenile, and they were going to return to his residence in Michigan. He also said that he knew the juvenile was under 18 but thought she was 17 rather than 15, according to the complaint.

He was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill at 3:15 p.m. on April 4, on the following charges:

– Interference With Custody of Children, Felony 3
– Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 13, with Judge Schill presiding,

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