Slater man indicted, allegedly took 16-year-old over state lines for illegal sexual activity

SLATER, Mo. - A Slater, Mo., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for taking a 16-year-old victim across state lines for illegal sexual activity, according to a press release.

The release goes on to say that the federal indictment alleges that Daniel Lee Kirby, 34 transported an individual under the age of 17 between March 4, 2018, and June 25, 2018, with the intent to engage in sexual activity.

"According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, the 16-year-old victim was discovered missing from her bedroom in East Ridge, Tenn., at approximately 1:20 a.m. on March 4, 2018. Kirby was employed as a truck driver with Celadon Trucking, who reported their GPS tracking of Kirby’s rig showed him at a nearby parking lot, with its motor off, at approximately the same time. Kirby denied having contact with the child victim. Celadon Trucking searched Kirby’s rig for the child victim on multiple occasions," says the release.

On June 25, 2018, authorities got reports the victim was living with Kirby in Slater.

"She was located with Kirby, who was arrested, and placed into emergency foster care by the Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division," said the report.

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