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UPDATE: Two Van Buren County girls returned home safe, and their internet escort is in jail

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Orlando Jimenez is being held on two misdemeanor charges of Harboring a Juvenile.    booking photo courtesy of the Van Buren County Sheriff's Dept.
Orlando Jimenez is being held on two misdemeanor charges of Harboring a Juvenile. booking photo courtesy of the Van Buren County Sheriff's Dept.

LAWRENCE (WKZO) -- Two teens from Van Buren County believed to have runaway to meet a man from the Grand Rapids area they met over the internet, have been returned to their parents, and that older teen is in the Van Buren County Jail.

Thirteen-year-old Jerica Springer and 14-year-old Myra Rodriguez left Lawrence High School Wednesday, and a farm owner who recognized the girls from a news broadcast found them in a migrant camp in the 4000-block of South 28th Avenue in Shelby.

The suspect in the case, 18-year-old Orlando Jimenez was tracked to Oceana County, where he was arrested by local deputies with an assist from Van Buren County deputies.

He is in the Van Buren County Jail this morning, charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of harboring a runaway,

 

 

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