The missing teen had been held captive in 38-year-old Vincent Joseph Robusto’s vacation rental home for several days before police tracked her down. Her parents sent her on a flight to Florida believing she was going to an all-inclusive church camp. However, the parents notified the police after not hearing from their daughter.
Police tracked the girl’s phone to the Florida residence and identified Robusto as the owner of the vehicle parked in the driveway. Robusto refused to open the door for officers until the homeowner was reached and persuaded Robusto to answer the door with the girl.
“While speaking with the juvenile, members learned that she was attempting to open the door but was held back by Robusto and told to stay quiet,” police said in a statement. “She also advised that she remembered getting off a plane in Fort Myers and then walking down a street where she was greeted by Robusto. The two returned to the Ohara residence where they had dinner and the juvenile was provided a vape pen with an unknown substance.”
Upon further investigation, it was found that the girl never registered for the church camp and friends of the girl claimed she had been communicating with an older man on social media.
Robusto, who previously served prison time for theft, carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery, was found with a loaded handgun. He’s been charged with false imprisonment of a person against their will, interference with custody of minor, possession of firearm ammunition or weapon by a convicted felon, and drug paraphernalia delivery to a minor. Robusto’s bond has been set at $325,000.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta