Charles City man arrested, charged for harboring a runaway

Mark Lynch
Mark Lynch

CHARLES CITY, Iowa –  A Charles City man has been charged after allegedly harboring a runaway child.

Around 10:55 a.m. Saturday, the Charles City Police Department received a call from the Pickerington, Ohio, Police Department that a 14-year-old girl was taken. Through the investigation, authorities determined that 34-year-old Mark Lynch and the girl were possibly in the Charles City area.

Officers were able to find both of them in the 500 block of Clinton Street. After several hours, the girl was recovered and Lynch was arrested.

More charges are pending as the case develops.




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