Pennslyvania police reportedly used a missing 11-year-old girl’s iPad to locate her and arrest her abductor on Monday.
The Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Keith Lilliock, 43, abducted the girl on Sunday in Youngwood as she rode her bicycle. The bike was reportedly discovered near a gas station and canine units detected her scent in the vicinity.
According to WPXI, Lilliock was working at a Dollar General in Youngwood when he lured the girl to his car. At some point, he allegedly told her that he would drive her anywhere she wanted after work and instructed her to wait at the nearby gas station.
At some point, Lilliock gave the girl a tablet to play music. When the girl found songs by Sublime, Lilliock reportedly commented that he “needed to delete the songs because he’s a born-again Christian.”
The 11-year-old girl was reported missing by her grandmother. During their investigation, detectives learned that the 11-year-old was in possession of an iPad which they used to track her to a home near Latrobe.
According to WPXI, Lilliock claimed that he told the girl she could warm up in his car, and he drove them to his home in South Greensburg to get $20 for gas and laundry. The girl reportedly told police that they were in Lilliock’s car when he touched her inner thigh and stomach under her shirt. He reportedly stopped after she asked to go to a friend’s house in Latrobe.
Surveillance footage from Dollar General reportedly showed Lilliock talking to the girl for more than 20 minutes. Lilliock admitted to offering the girl a ride but denied touching her. However, Lilliock allegedly told cops that he “used to be a bad guy” who was “attracted to young girls” before he found Jesus.
Lilliock, who was arrested at his second job, was charged with luring a child into a motor vehicle and interfering with the custody of children. He remains jailed without bond,
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[Featured image: Keith Lilliock/Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office]