Internet Abduction

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) --A Tennessee couple is jailed in Illinois after the abduction of a 14-year-old girl police say they met through Facebook.

Logan County State's Attorney Michael McIntosh said Wednesday that 30-year-old Jarrod S. Sanford and 21-year-old Jessica M. Lidy are initially charged with human trafficking, child abduction, involuntary servitude of a child after their arrests Friday in Lincoln. The town is 35 miles northeast of Springfield.

McIntosh said the couple have not appeared in court and do not have attorneys. Police say they are from Friendship, Tenn.

Investigators say the girl is safe after being returned to her family in Tennessee.

Police say they arrested the couple after getting a call from a restaurant about a girl being held against her will. Police said the girl met Lidy through Facebook.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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