WILMINGTON, N.C. – A 6-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert in North Carolina has been found, and a registered sex offender has been charged with kidnapping.
New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon said at a news conference that the girl was found Thursday morning in Wilmington, in woods about 2 miles from her home.
The sheriff identified the suspect as 46-year-old Douglas Edwards. Media outlets reported that charges of indecent liberties with a child were added Thursday afternoon.
It wasn't clear if Edwards has an attorney.
McMahon said the child was doing well a day after she had been reported missing from the mobile home park in Wilmington where she lives.
News media outlets report Edwards is a registered sex offender. He has a first court appearance scheduled for Friday morning.