Man Arrested Who Had Kidnapped 14-Year-Old Girl Weeks Earlier

An Arkansas girl, 14, went missing earlier this month after she was kidnapped by a Kansas man.

After midnight on Wednesday, the White County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas contacted Wichita Police in Kansas to report that the girl was seen with a man at a convenience store in Wichita and later in a vehicle with him. She had been missing since early November.

Officials identified the man as 35-year-old David Roark, who also had two Kentucky warrants outstanding.

It has been determined that Roark may have been staying at a property in the 1800 block of North Litchfield Avenue in Wichita, according to investigators from the Exploited and Missing Child Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Wichita Police arrested Roark as he attempted to leave the house. Police searched the home and discovered the missing girl inside a closet.

Interviews were conducted with the suspect and the victim at the Exploited and Missing Child Unit.

As a result of the interviews, police determined that there were additional crimes committed in Wichita.

Roark has been booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on charges of aggravated indecent liberties, child abuse, and criminal restraint. He was also charged with two Kentucky warrants.