Police arrest man after missing 12-year-old Lynnwood girl found safe

Lynnwood Police say detectives arrested a 32-year-old man suspected of arranging to meet and then taking a 12-year-old girl from Lynnwood to a home in Kitsap County.

The girl was reported missing on Feb. 25. She was found safe the next day in Kitsap County.

Authorities said the suspect was booked into Snohomish County Jail for investigation of several charges, including harboring of a minor. The investigation is ongoing.

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"We cannot stress enough the importance of reviewing online safety with your kids," Lynnwood Police wrote in a news release. "There are numerous resources available to both parents and children, including through the Federal Trade Commission and the FBI:"

Prior to her disappearance, on Thursday, Lynnwood PD said the girl was last seen in the Meadowdale area of Lynnwood.

Detectives said at the time that she was using at least one dating site to communicate with adult men and believe she may be with an adult she connected with online.

No further details have been released.

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