Missing 13-year-old girl found with Laurel County man

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT)- Deputies in Laurel County say a man is behind bars after they say he was found with a missing 13-year-old girl and allegedly gave her alcohol.

According to the sheriff's department, while deputies were searching for the girl Thursday night in the area of East Laurel Road, they discovered 53-year-old Vince Jackson intoxicated along with the same girl deputies were looking for.

Deputies say Jackson had a Sprite bottle on him that contained alcohol. Upon further investigation, deputies say the 13-year-old told them Jackson had given her two drinks from the bottle. According to the press release, the girl also appeared to have alcohol in her system.

It is unknown at this time how the girl ended up with Jackson or how long she had been missing.

Jackson was arrested at the scene and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and unlawful transaction with a minor in the third-degree.

Jackson is lodged in the Laurel County detention center.

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