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Mt. Juliet girls found
Nov 11, 2005 12:00 am
November 10, 2005
Two juvenile girls who left Mt. Juliet High School on Wednesday morning in the company of a known sex offender were discovered across the county line in Davidson County early the same afternoon.
Wilson County Sheriff's Department and Nashville Police were searching for the two high school students after a parent discovered the pair was missing at 9:30 a.m. Both girls were found in the Tulip Grove area near the Wilson-Davidson County line, Wilson County Sheriff Detective Pat Hamblin said Wednesday night.
"Both girls have been recovered," she said, adding the girls were physically unharmed. "(The men) dropped them off in a Tulip Grove neighborhood this afternoon. … One of the girls realized her grandmother lived nearby and went there."
Hamblin and Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe explained the two girls left school grounds after 8 a.m. Wednesday by giving administrators fake written excused absence forms.
"They left school property and went to Sonic, and they (two men) were waiting for them," Hamblin said.
The two apparently left the school in the company of registered sex offender Narocco Stone, 25, of 335 Forrest Park Rd. Apt. 60 in Madison. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation sex offender registry, Stone was convicted in 1998 of rape.
Ashe said the two juveniles left the school "willingly" in the company of Stone and another mail suspect he said his department would not identify at press time.
"The reality is they left campus and hooked up with these two guys, one of which is a known sex offender," the sheriff said late Thursday afternoon.
The other man – who has a criminal history as well – apparently set up the meeting, Hamblin said. The detective explained the man had been talking with one of the 15-year-old girls after contacting her through a party chat line.
"The driver knew she was 15, and lead them to believe he was 19," Hamblin said, adding he set up to meet the girl Wednesday and asked her to bring a friend because he had a friend. "His friend happened to be (a registered) sex offender."
Ashe pointed out the investigation started when "some family member of the two men spotted them together."
Ashe said a family member of one of the suspects then contacted one of the juvenile's parents who in turn called the school. The parent then filed a missing persons report with the sheriffs department.
Ashe said Nashville Police will likely seek warrants against Stone on charges of having contact with a minor.
Hamblin warned parents to pay more attention to who their children talk to on the phone and via the Internet.
"Predators are everywhere," she said.
The investigation into the incident is continuing.
Night News Editor J.K. Devine contributed to this story.
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