Missing Genesee Co. teen found in Pennsylvania
UPDATE (7 P.M.) The AMBER Alert for 14-year-old Kamerie Elliot has been canceled.
Sheriff's deputies say both Elliot and Guillermo Torres-Acevedo were found in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. Elliot was unhurt.
Torres-Acevedo will be held by law enforcement in Pennsylvania pending extradition. Elliot will be transported back to Genesee County.
This is a developing story. 13WHAM will provide updates as they become available.
(WHAM) - An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old girl from Byron, who deputies say got into a car with the suspect Thursday morning at Byron-Bergen High School.
Kamerie Elliot is described as a white girl, approximately 4 feet 11 inches tall and 140 pounds with hazel eyes. Her hair is usually brown, however, authorities said she currently has dyed blue hair.
She was taken around 8 a.m. at the school on West Bergen Road. According to deputies, she got right off the school bus and into the suspect's vehicle. Deputies also say it appears she went with him willingly.
Elliot was taken under circumstances that lead them to police that she is in "imminent danger or serious harm and/or death."
The suspect is Guillermo Torres-Acevedo, a 22-year-old Hispanic male, with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.
Deputies said he violated a court order to stay away from the girl.
The vehicle has been identified as a blue Dodge Journey with New York license plates with the number HHP5458.
The car was last seen traveling northbound on West Bergen Road.
Torres-Acevedo was arrested on Monday, November 26 on rape and other child sex abuse-related charges, according to State Police. The arrest stemmed from a report submitted earlier in the month to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The victim in the case was a minor. 13WHAM News does not disclose the identities of victims of sexual abuse.
Our news partners at The Batavian reported that Batavia Town Justice Tom Williams signed an arrest warrant for Torres-Acevedo earlier Thursday morning for the alleged violation of the stay away order.
Troopers charged him with second-degree rape, second-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child.
Deputies said Elliot's mother was the one to call in the missing girl report. They think she is in danger based on the charges he faces for the rape.
Torres-Acevedo was arraigned in Batavia Town Court and remanded to the Genesee County holding center on $5,000 bail. He was released Wednesday.
The program used to determine bail for Torres-Acevedo is called Genesee Justice. It has been used for decades and is an assessment of various factors which could impact whether a person is a flight risk. Depending on how high someone scores on this evaluation, a person could be held on a lesser or greater amount of bail.
Some of the factors in this assessment can include residence, length of time living in the area, employment, criminal history, and substance abuse history.
Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said Acevedo scored at the top of the assessment.
"Originally, bail was set at $5,000," explained Friedman, "and then when the evaluation instrument was received and reviewed it was determined that he was appropriate for release under supervision."
Friedman added that the program is not an exact science and is not always predictable.
"This is not an exact science," he said. "You can never predict with total accuracy who’s going to come back to court."
Anyone with information should call the Genesee County Sheriff's Office at (866) NYS-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.