‘SHE IS SAFE’

Missing Tennessee Girl, 14, Found Alive 700 Miles From Home—Adoptive Father Charged With Rape

A 14-year-old girl who’s been missing from her home in Tennessee for nearly three weeks has been found alive nearly 700 miles away in Wisconsin, and her adoptive father has been charged with rape. Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones confirmed Thursday night that Randall Pruitt had been detained, saying: “He was arrested and charged with rape. We don’t believe at this time that he had any connections to her being a runaway or missing... I have to be vague in all my statement because this is still an ongoing investigation.” The young girl disappeared from her home in Madisonville, Tennessee, on Jan. 13 after her mom put her to bed. Jones said about the girl: “She is safe. She is in custody so that’s a very good ending to this as far as we’re concerned... She’s had shelter, she’s been eating and, according to the information that we got back, she’s doing fine.” Jones added that there's a possibility of “multiple other charges coming forward” with multiple people other than Pruitt being involved.