Missing teen from the Bronx found in Manhattan with registered sex offender, police say

NEW YORK — The missing teen from the Bronx was found in Manhattan with a registered sex offender, police said Saturday.

The 14-year-old girl and Anthony Ferdinand, 35, were recognized by MTA employees while on the Q train in the vicinity the Herald Square-34th Street subway station at about 10:15 a.m., police said.

The girl was reported missing after she was last seen on Thursday at her residence, police said. Authorities suspected she was with Ferdinand, who is a level two registered sex offender.

Ferdinand was taken into custody and faces charges of rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17.

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