On May 22, 2009 shortly after 6:00 pm, the United States Park Police dispatchers received a telephone report that a critical missing teenage girl from Montgomery County, MD was in Dupont Circle Park. The caller also said that she was accompanied by a person who was wanted by the police for a child pornography violation.
This caller learned of the missing girl and her wanted companion from a story run this afternoon on the local Washington, DC NBC affiliate’s 5:00pm news broadcast. He referred to this story when he spoke with United States Park Police dispatchers.
The United States Park Police located the person wanted in Arlington County for child pornography violations. He was arrested.
The critical missing girl was located shortly after.
The girl was taken to a United States Park Police facility to arrange for her return to Montgomery County.