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Police: Child reunited with mother after found at hotel with 3 adults from Tennessee

Authorities in Apache County said the three adults are facing multiple felony charges after they were allegedly found in a local hotel room with a juvenile.

APACHE COUNTY, Ariz. — Three adults from Tennessee have been taken into custody in Apache County after they were allegedly found in a hotel room with a juvenile who had been reported missing, police said.

A mother contacted the Springerville Police Department on New Year's Eve to report their child as a possible runaway. The mother indicated that the juvenile might have been corresponding with adults through various social media accounts, police said.

Officers were able to locate the juvenile at a local hotel, where she was found with three adults: 29-year-old Kimberly Aldridge, 34-year-old George R. Johnson, and 74-year-old Leslie A. Johnson.

The three Tennessee residents were arrested and booked into the Apache County jail. Records show the suspects are facing charges that include kidnapping, sexual exploitation of a minor, luring a minor, and furnishing harmful materials to a minor.

Police said the juvenile has since been reunited with her mother.

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