A man from the state of Maine was arrested over the weekend after authorities say he was caught with an underage girl from Edwardsville. The parents of the girl contacted police Saturday night about a missing person, and several hours later, the girl was found with the 23 year old man she apparently met through an Internet social networking site.
James A. Labarr (pictured) of Bangor, Maine is charged with felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse after Madison County authorities allege he engaged in sexual intercourse with the minor female more than once since his arrival to the area on May 3. Investigators say he met the victim on-line and sometime Saturday night, the girl snuck out of her home to meet Labarr. After speaking to the girls parents, police believed she might still be in the area, and upon further investigation, the two were found in an abandoned trailer in the 5100 block of Kay Drive in Edwardsville early Sunday morning, and Labarr was taken into custody. His bond has been set at $60,000 and remains held in the Madison County Jail.