FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was arrested Wednesday in the Muskegon area after he was found with three missing teenage girls from Florida, authorities say.
Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Tim Maat confirmed that a man was arrested at a Fruitport Township hotel with three underage girls. Tampa police confirmed that he was 24-year-old Jeannel Louiral from Orlando. He has been charged with interference with custody.
Tampa police said the girls, two 14-year-olds and one 15-year-old, are believed to have been runaways. They were taken into protective custody by the Fruitport Township police.
There is currently no allegation that the girls were forced, taken against their will or abducted, Maat said. Their parents have been notified and two of those parents were expected to be on their way from Florida to Muskegon County to get the girls.