KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A registered sex offender from Kansas City, Kan., is behind bars, accused of picking up a 16-year-old girl and taking her across state lines for sex.
Logan Viquesney, 20, was arrested with the girl Wednesday in KCK. He is now facing one count of interstate transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity.
The teen victim is from the metro, but was spending the summer with family in Virginia, according to court documents. She was reported missing on Monday.
Court documents said Viquesney met the teen several years ago and recently reconnected with her on Facebook.
Federal prosecutors say the girl is from the metro, but was spending the summer with family in Virginia and told Viquesney she was feeling lonely. So he drove from KCK all the way to Virginia to pick her up.
From there, authorities said the duo drove to a beach in Maryland, then traveled across the Midwest, making stops in Illinois near St. Louis to have sex at a motel.
Court documents show Viquesney got calls from police and the victim's father, but denied knowing where she was.
Viquesney was arrested when the pair arrived back in KCK, thanks to cooperation from a friend who told police his location. Authorities said the girl told police, "thanks for saving me."
FOX 4 talked about the allegations Thursday with a 19-year-old Overland Park, Kan., woman named Lizzy, who said she is Viquesney’s girlfriend.
Lizzy said he told her he was going out of town because of family issues, and she claimed she didn’t know anything about the teenage victim or his plans to meet up with her.
Lizzy said she was shocked to hear about the allegations her boyfriend is now facing.
“My main question is why did you do this?” she said. “Like, why? Why did you leave me? When you said that you were going to be there for me and that we were going to stick together.”
Lizzy continued with a message to Viquesney: “It hurts me that you went off and did this, because it makes no sense to me why you did this when you told me that you loved me.”
Viquesney pleaded guilty last year to a charge of indecent solicitation of a minor. His probation was recently revoked after he failed to complete a treatment program, according to court records.
If convicted in this new criminal case, he could face no less than 10 years in prison. He’s expected in court again on June 7.