Gareth Davis, Sunday Gleaner Writer
Fourteen-year-old Sara-Lee Samuels, who was reported missing from Manchester on January 21, was picked up by the Portland police in Comfort Castle last Friday night.
A 22-year-old man, who the teen was living with, was arrested.
The two were picked up shortly after 7 p.m. last Friday by a special team assigned by deputy superintendent of police in charge of the parish, Wayne Cameron.
The teen, who was last seen on January 21 in Manchester, reportedly met 22-year-old Shavon Patterson on the social media site Facebook sometime in November or December.
The two reportedly built a Facebook relationship before the teen agreed to meet with Patterson in Portland.
She ran away from home to meet Patterson and spent last week living with him.
The Portland police say they were contacted by their counterparts in Manchester to assist them in locating Sara-Lee.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigative Branch in Port Antonio reportedly visited a school in the parish early last Friday and pulled information on him.
The cops were then able to locate Patterson and the teen in the remote community of Comfort Castle in the upper Rio Grande valley.
Patterson reportedly told the police that he was not aware that she was below the age of consent, 16 years.