Girl, 11, runs away from home, found with 23-year-old man

Girl, 11, runs away from home, found with 23-year-old man

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- An 11-year-old girl ran away from home and went to Florence with a 23-year-old man she met on the Internet, police said.

Officers arrested Michael Libario Cassaro and booked him into the Lane County Jail on charges of kidnapping in the first and second degree.

According to court documents, Cassaro took an 11-year-old girl from one place to another "with the sole purpose of furthering the commission of or an attempt to commit the crime of first-degree Rape, Sodomy or Unlawful Sexual Penetration."

Junction City Police Chief Mark Chase said there's no reason to believe there was sexual contact between the girl and Cassacro. The girl was taken into custody and taken back to her parents.

Chase said the 11-year-old girl ran away from home and met up with Cassaro late Sunday evening at an undisclosed located a few blocks from her home in Junction City.

Cassaro then took the girl to his home in Florence.

Junction City Police notified Florence Police Department, who was familiar with the man, and Florence Police arrived at his residence shortly after the two arrived.

The District Attorney's Office will decide on formal charges for Cassaro.

This isn't the first time the girl has been involved in an online relationship. Chase said she was involved in an online relationship with Omar Yosafat Arriola-Flores. Court documents say Arriola-Flores is accused of "online sexual corruption of a child."