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American teen girl lured to London by older man she met online

A 16-year-old girl from Queens has been found safely after she flew to London in order to see a man she had met online.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told the New York Post that Victoria Grabowski was found safely in London on Wednesday, after she is believed to have flown to the UK this weekend after being lured there by an adult male she met on the internet. Police reportedly believe she stole a credit card to pay for a plane ticket to London on Saturday.

“She developed some sort of a relationship with a man,” Shea said. “We’ll get her back here to her parents. She’s safe and sound.”

Grabowski’s disappearance sparked an international search, and her relatives appear to have suspected early on that an older man the teen met online had lured her to London.

Authorities have not yet identified the man suspected of luring her overseas.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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