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Missing Indiana girl found safe in Cincinnati, 3 in federal custody

Eric Ho Eric Ho
Bryan Otero Bryan Otero
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Two men are under arrest in connection with a missing Indiana girl who was found in Clermont County.

Police said the 14-year old was reported missing on Friday from her home in Schererville, IN, which is about an hour from Chicago.

They found her at the East Pointe Apartments in Union Township Tuesday afternoon.

Three people are now facing federal charges. Eric Ho and Bryan Otero are facing charges in Union Township and the man who dropped the girl off has been arrested and charged in Kansas.

Brandie Boone lives in the apartment directly above the one occupied by Ho and Otero

She said she was home with her two young children when the FBI raided the apartment.

"There was about 15 cops and they had the rifles, full armor, bullet proof vests. I'm like OK... I was like holy s***," she said. 

FBI said four days after she was reported missing, the 14-year-old was found at the apartment complex off Ohio Pike.

Authorities said a man from Kansas City befriended the girl online and drove her to the Clermont County apartment of Otero and Ho.

They were tipped off on social media that the girl was in the Cincinnati area. and they found her unharmed on Tuesday, 

The girl's family and friends in Indiana were elated that the she was found safe..

Ho is facing one charge of rape. Otero was charged with complicity.

Investigators still haven't said what the men planned to do with the 14-year-old girl, and still haven't said if she stayed with them willingly or at some point tried to escape.

Ho is being held on a $1 million bond. A $750,000 dollar bond was put in place for Otero

Both expected back in court on May 12 for a preliminary hearing before Judge Nagel.

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