Missing Teen Found; Man Faces Sex Abuse Charge
By West Kentucky Star Staff
SMITHLAND, KY - A Livingston County girl reported missing several weeks ago has been found and the man she was with faces charges.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says 16-year-old Ruth Wailgum was located on Wednesday near Mobile, Alabama. She's currently being held in Alabama Child Advocate Care.

Deputies said Wailgum was found in the company of 23-year-old Alexander K. Wood of Big Sandy, TN. Wood was charged with custodial interference and 1st degree sexual abuse.

Police said Wood will be extradited to Kentucky.  

Published 12:31 AM, Thursday Oct. 12, 2017
Updated 10:05 AM, Friday Oct. 13, 2017