Missing girl found with 46-year-old man at Lenexa motel

LENEXA, Kan. - A 46-year-old Michigan man is charged with sexual exploitation of a child after his online relationship with a teenage girl turned into an encounter at a Lenexa motel.

Richard Jesse Smith was charged Monday.

The 16-year-old's parents reported she had run away on June 8, according to the Lenexa Police Department. Detectives discovered she was in an online relationship with Smith, and found the pair at a Lenexa motel.

Police say Smith drove from his home in Michigan to meet the girl.

His bond is set at $25,000.

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