15-year-old Found & Returned

    The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Northwestern Laurens County residence at 7:30 yesterday morning, where a woman discovered her 15-year-old daughter was missing. She had left overnight, then texted her mom to say there was a note left behind she needed to see. An investigation reportedly indicated that a man in his early 20’s fromNorth Carolina, who was a registered sex offender, had been corresponding with the juvenile female. The Sheriff’s office used SLED and its North Carolina counterpart to locate the missing juvenile female in North Carolina yesterday. She was delivered safety to her mother, while authorities were dealing with the man with whom she was found. We have not learned what, if any, charges were being served on the young man.