Alabama cops on Thursday arrested a 51-year-old Colorado man accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a 16-year-old girl, FOX4 reported.
Thomas Fechtler, who sometimes goes by Thomas Kitchen, was arrested in Coffeeville, Ala. The girl was found safe, according to KSNT.
Fechtler was wanted on a felony arrest warrant for sexual assault on a child in a position of trust, kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, FOX31 reported.
Fechtler and the girl disappeared on Monday and police originally believed they may have been headed to Missouri.
“We don’t believe she’s being held against her will, but she’s been the victim of sexual abuse and we are concerned for her welfare,” Longmont Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur told the Denver Post on Wednesday.
The girl’s mother reported the abuse, which she told police had been going on since October, according to the Post. Fechtler had been living out of his car in the parking lot of a Longmont, Colo. hotel at the time.
The girl is not being named because she is a potential victim of a sexual assault.