52 year old Terry Turner was arrested in Lexington, Missouri on Thursday. Authorities there had received information about the kidnapping. The victim was picked up from Morton Middle School in Omaha on Thursday morning after she had left the bus outside of school around 7:30 a.m.
Turner and the girl had reportedly been communicating online for several weeks and it's believed the girl went willingly with Turner. The parents of the child were alerted to the abduction when school officials called to ask why the she was not in school.
According to WOWT Channel 6 News, Turner's movements were tracked through investigative techniques used by the Omaha Police Department, Lafayette County Sheriff's Office and the Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force.
GPS on the girl's phone helped authorities track Turner and the girl. WOWT Channel 6 reports Turner's vehicle was parked down a field road next to a pond where deputies located it.
Turner was taken into custody and the girl was placed into protective custody. The girl was released to her parents Thursday night. Her mom says she is doing okay under the traumatic circumstances.