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Charles City man charged with felony enticement of minor involving Ohio runaway

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man already charged in connection with an Ohio teen runaway is now facing a felony enticement for sexual purposes charge.

On Saturday, December 10 at about 10:55 AM, the Charles City police department received a call from the Pickerington, Ohio Police department reporting that a 14-year-old girl was taken and was listed missing/runaway at the time. Through the investigation, it was determined that a suspect male and the juvenile female were possibly in the Charles City area. Officers were able to locate the subjects in the 500 block of Clinton Street. After several hours, the girl was recovered by officers.

Mark Lynch, age 34 of Charles City, was arrested and charged with harboring a runaway child. A search warrant was executed at the house in the 500 block of Clinton Street on Saturday evening. Police said at the time that more charges are pending as the case develops. The Floyd county sheriff’s office assisted in the case.

Lynch has now been charged with felony enticement of a minor for sexual purposes as well as violating his parole in connection to another case. A charge of child stealing was dismissed. Lynch could be extradited to Ohio to face an arrest warrant there.

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