Teen tells of kidnap by Facebook 'boy'

2012-06-04 09:04
Durban - A 14-year-old girl has told of her ordeal after she was rescued from the home of a man who had kidnapped her after pretending to be a 17-year-old boy on Facebook.

The Sunday Tribune reported that Kaylene Lewis told reporters how she immediately thought something was wrong when she got into the car of 35-year-old Jean Lyle Oliver on 19 May.

“He told me he was 17 but he looked old. I was scared from then onwards,” she said.

Oliver kept Lewis at the house he shared with his mother and although he fed and clothed her well, Lewis was desperate to get away.

Lewis eventually managed to SMS a friend who relayed the message to the missing teen’s father, who by now had private investigators as well as police and security agencies looking for her.

Police were able to find Oliver’s address from the cellphone and swooped on the property, finding Lewis hiding amongst bushes.

Oliver was arrested and would soon face charges of abduction.

Lewis was reunited with her family and delighted to be home.  

- News24

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