Girl found safe after disappearing
MARGATE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida mother is speaking out after her daughter went missing.
Melissa Ford was devastated and scared after her 12-year-old daughter Megan Williams vanished from her Margate home Saturday night.
Megan disappeared from her home, and an Amber Alert was issued Sunday morning. That afternoon, police found her in Walton County, in the Florida Panhandle, in a vehicle with 30-year-old Dana Broberg of San Antonio, Texas. "I'm so relieved that she's in custody right now with the police department, and that she's not out there missing anymore, and that I'm not wondering where she is," said Ford.
According to police, Megan had been communicating with Broberg via e-mail.
Ford said Megan had been communicating with him for several days in an Internet chat room, and she did not know anything until her daughter vanished from their home. "It was nothing good. Clearly, he was intending on meeting her, and he tried as hard as possible to find out her address, her phone number, and pressured her a lot," said Ford.
Broberg was arrested and now faces several charges, including kidnapping. Megan will soon be on her way home. "I'm so thankful today. We are so lucky," said Ford.
Ford said she plans to go up to Walton County to bring Megan back home.
Megan was not hurt in the incident.
Broberg will have to come to Margate to face the charges.
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