Police rescue 13-year-old Florence girl from Texas home

The suspect is facing several charges including aggravated sexual assault of child.

Posted: Apr 18, 2021 10:49 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2021 11:39 AM

A man in Texas was arrested for kidnapping a 13-year-old from Florence. 

WAAY 31 is no longer identifying the victim, who was first reported to be a runaway, by name now that she is the victim of sex crimes.

19-year-old Daniel Skipworth is facing several charges including aggravated sexual assault of child, kidnapping and trafficking.

The girl was reported missing on Thursday. She was found in Texas on Saturday night.

Officials with the Tyler Police Department said Skipworth picked up the girl in Alabama and was keeping her at his home for two days until officers arrived. 

Police said the girl was physically OK. The details of the kidnapping are still under investigation. 

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