Missing child located in Texas after Green Twp. abduction

Photo by the North Richland Hills Joint Detention Facility
Photo by the North Richland Hills Joint Detention Facility

GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A 28-year-old Texas man has been arrested after taking his 8-year-old daughter from a Green Township home.

Officers received reports that an 8-year-old girl disappeared while playing outside near Drew Avenue in Green Township. Police first received reports of the missing girl around 5:11 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities and K9 units responded to the scene. As officers were in the process of calling in more volunteers, police say the missing girl's mother received a call from her daughter in which she stated she was with her father.

The father, identified as 28-year-old Joseph Sulken, lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

The mother advised that she had not seen Sulken in over a year. She states Sulken had no custody rights.

Sulken was located by police in Halton city, Texas on Sunday night. The missing girl was found unharmed.

He was arrested for felony Interference with custody and is being held pending extradition back to Ohio.

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