UPDATE: Man who claimed he was helping TN teen charged with production of child pornography
UPDATE: A Wisconsin man accused of encouraging a Tennessee teen to take video of her adopted father raping her has been indicted by a grand jury.
Bryan D. Rogers, 31, was charged with production of child pornography and making a false statement.
According to the FBI, Rogers communicated online with the 14-year-old girl from Madisonville for weeks. She told him her adopted father had been sexually abusing her for years, and begged him to help. He claimed that he told her to take video of the rape so they could prove it to the authorities. Once she sent it to him, he drove from Wisconsin to Tennessee to pick her up. She was missing for more than two weeks.
Rogers said that he was only trying to help her and had no criminal intent when asking for the video. He also said the teen wrote a detailed letter outlining the abuse, and he helped her send it along with the video to the FBI.
Authorities and the grand jury did not buy that explanation.
According to the indictment, Rogers "knowingly and intentionally persuaded, induced, and coerced a minor, KV #1, to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, and such visual depiction was transported in interstate commerce from Tennessee to Wisconsin."
PREVIOUS STORY: The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said a missing Madisonville 14-year-old that had disappeared more than two weeks ago has been found alive and safe.
Sheriff Tommy Jones said the TBI and FBI assisted in locating the teen in Wisconsin.
"She is safe she is in custody, and that's the best outcome for the situation," Jones said during a press briefing.
The teen's adoptive father, Randall Lee Pruitt, has been put behind bars and charged with rape, and Jones said it was related to the case of the missing teen.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said an arrest has been made in the case of a missing 14-year-old Madisonville girl.
According to sheriff's office spokesperson Rick Lavoie, arrested Randall Pruitt the father of the missing teen.
Pruitt was arrested and charged with rape.
No other details surrounding the arrest were immediately available.
The sheriff's office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have been working on several leads in locating Savannah
Leigh Pruitt, 14, who was last seen on Jan. 13.
She's described as a white female, 5'03", 110lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Savannah was last seen at her residence in Madisonville. She may have traveled to the Corbin, Kentucky area, according to the sheriff's office.