Amber Austin was rescued after a family friend spotted her in a Snapchat photo.
A friend of the family credited with the rescue of a missing 15-year-old Georgia girl after spotting her in a Snapchat photo says he helped police catch the suspect – who had previously been accused of rape – by posing as a woman online.
Dakota Moss told 11 Alive he saw the photo of Amber Austin on the social media app on Wednesday morning after her disappearance from her grandmother’s home in Gordon County on Saturday.
The 27-year-old says that he did that to a woman to lure the person Austin was found, Dayton for Sale, to his home.
“If he had pulled, he went to the back,” Moss told the station. “I had my roommate go out of the back, and I called the sheriff’s department, knowing that he was there.”
Moss said Austin was found on the backseat of Purchase SUV and “she seemed really scared.”
“She had tears in her eyes. I prayed so hard that God would help me find this girl, and it all worked out for the best,” Moss told 11 Alive.
Koops, 34, was arrested on charges of unruliness of a minor and the police found meth on him, the station reported.
It is not the Sale of the first run-in with the law.
In 2014, a woman in Dalton filed with the police accuse of Purchase of rape in August 2011, WRCB reported.
The report said the Sale allegedly broke into the victim’s home and forced himself on her. He Later left, but told her “the next time would be even worse,” the victim had the police.
The woman got a protection against the Sale by a judge. Dalton police told Fox News Thursday that a grand jury had looked into the allegations, but did not pursue them further, and the Sale was not indicted.