Teen missing after using school computer to talk with abductor

Bill Mount

A 15-year-old girl is now in the custody of the Department of Social Services after being reported missing last Tuesday.Davidson County deputies say they responded to the American Children’s Home, in Lexington, in reference to the 15-year-old. It was discovered that the teen possibly left with an adult male. Detectives […]

A 15-year-old girl is now in the custody of the Department of Social Services after being reported missing last Tuesday.Davidson County deputies say they responded to the American Children’s Home, in Lexington, in reference to the 15-year-old. It was discovered that the teen possibly left with an adult male. Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division started their investigation into locating the teen. She was later found on Monday at a motel in Moore County. As a result of the investigation, deputies say they learned that Christopher Steele Boles, 36, of Moore County, picked up the teen at the American Children’s Home Tuesday night after the teen contacted Boles utilizing her school-issued laptop computer. Shortly after locating the teen, deputies obtained a warrant for arrest for Boles for one count of abduction of children and one count of first-degree kidnapping. Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office were able to quickly locate Boles in Moore County and place him under arrest. During the arrest of Boles, deputies located him to be in the possession of heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Boles was turned over to the Davidson County Detention Center. Boles was presented before the magistrate where he received a $1,000,000 secure bond on Davidson County charges and is scheduled to appear in Lexington District Court on March 29.Boles received an additional $3,000 secure bond for one count of possession of heroin, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of drug paraphernalia. These were charges obtained by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office. He is scheduled to appear in Moore County District Court on April 5. The teen was released into the custody of the department of social services. “This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information as it relates to this investigation, please contact Sgt. M. Hurd at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office at 336-242-2105,” a news release said.Another Davidson County teen, Savannah Childress, was found safe in Arkansas over the weekend after missing for roughly ten days. Deputies say she also had been using her Davidson County Schools-issued computer to communicate with multiple people on different online platforms, including one individual who was also talking to at least 10 other girls in Alamance County.

A 15-year-old girl is now in the custody of the Department of Social Services after being reported missing last Tuesday.

Davidson County deputies say they responded to the American Children’s Home, in Lexington, in reference to the 15-year-old. It was discovered that the teen possibly left with an adult male.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division started their investigation into locating the teen. She was later found on Monday at a motel in Moore County.

As a result of the investigation, deputies say they learned that Christopher Steele Boles, 36, of Moore County, picked up the teen at the American Children’s Home Tuesday night after the teen contacted Boles utilizing her school-issued laptop computer.

Shortly after locating the teen, deputies obtained a warrant for arrest for Boles for one count of abduction of children and one count of first-degree kidnapping. Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office were able to quickly locate Boles in Moore County and place him under arrest.

During the arrest of Boles, deputies located him to be in the possession of heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Boles was turned over to the Davidson County Detention Center. Boles was presented before the magistrate where he received a $1,000,000 secure bond on Davidson County charges and is scheduled to appear in Lexington District Court on March 29.

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Christopher Steele Boles

Boles received an additional $3,000 secure bond for one count of possession of heroin, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of drug paraphernalia. These were charges obtained by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office. He is scheduled to appear in Moore County District Court on April 5.

The teen was released into the custody of the department of social services.

“This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information as it relates to this investigation, please contact Sgt. M. Hurd at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office at 336-242-2105,” a news release said.

Another Davidson County teen, Savannah Childress, was found safe in Arkansas over the weekend after missing for roughly ten days. Deputies say she also had been using her Davidson County Schools-issued computer to communicate with multiple people on different online platforms, including one individual who was also talking to at least 10 other girls in Alamance County.

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