NSP troopers find missing Indiana girl near Kearney

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska state troopers arrested a Colorado man after they found him with a missing 13-year-old girl from Indiana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 on Wednesday.

NSP was notified Wednesday morning by the Lafayette, Indiana, Police Department that the missing girl was believed to be traveling through Nebraska with a man.

About 20 minutes later, a trooper saw the suspect’s vehicle, a Ford F-150, as it was traveling west on I-80 near Kearney.

During a traffic stop, the trooper found the girl hiding in the pickup.

The driver, Kyle Miotke, 20, of Elizabeth, Colorado, was arrested on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

On Thursday, the Lafayette Police Department acquired an arrest warrant for Miotke on several additional charges.

Those include promotion of sexual trafficking of a younger child, kidnapping a victim less than 14 years of age, performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor, inappropriate communication with a child via electronic device and dissemination of matter harmful to minors.

After NSP troopers notified Miotke of the additional charges on Thursday, he was lodged in the Buffalo County Jail.

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