COPIAGUE, N.Y. (PIX11) – A 17-year-old was arrested after a missing 12-year-old Ronkonkoma girl was found at his home on Long Island Friday morning, police said.
The girl, who was missing for more than a week, was found unharmed at the teen’s home on Chestnut Place in Copiague, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
The suspect – whose identity hasn’t been released – was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, police said. No additional information about the situation was immediately available.
The girl was first reported missing on Oct. 19 after she was seen leaving her home in Ronkonkoma, authorities said.
Editor’s note: Police initially said the suspect was 18 years old. They later issued a correction notice that he is 17.