A 20-year-old registered sex offender from Kansas City, Kan., was charged Thursday with taking a 16-year-old girl across state lines to engage in sexual activity.
The girl, who was living in Virginia, was with Logan Viquesney when he was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City, Kan., according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court.
“Thanks for saving me,” the girl told police officers when she was found, according to the filings.
Viquesney and the girl had met several years ago in the Kansas City area, the charges say. She was spending the summer with relatives in Virginia and recently, the charges say, made contact with Viquesney on Facebook.
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When she told him that she was lonely and wanted to leave Virginia, the charges say, he offered to drive there and pick her up. Her family was unable to reach her by phone. She later told police Viquesney had told her to turn off her phone.
According to court documents, her family reported her missing Monday and contacted police in Virginia. But after finding other information on Facebook about Viquesney, they contacted authorities in the Kansas City area.
Based on that information, police and the girl’s father called Viquesney’s cellphone and asked if he knew where the girl was. He denied having seen her.
On Tuesday, they stayed at a motel in Illinois near St. Louis, where they had sex, according to statements the girl and Viquesney later gave to investigators.
While driving to the the Kansas City area, Viquesney texted a friend.
Working with authorities, the friend arranged to meet Viquesney when he arrived back in the Kansas City area. He was arrested at that meeting location.
Viquesney was required to register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty in Johnson County District Court in 2015 to a charge of indecent solicitation of a minor. That case involved a 12-year-old girl, according to court documents.
As a condition of his probation in the Johnson County case, Viquesney was required to complete a sex offender treatment program. But prosecutors recently filed a motion to revoke his probation because he had not successfully completed treatment, according to Johnson County court records.
Viquesney was also ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors as a condition of probation.