EDMONTON — Edmonton police say a man arrested after a 16-year-old girl was abducted was already being sought by officers.
Kyle Bowler, 25, was taken into custody Saturday night but formal charges in the abduction have not yet been laid.
Edmonton city police say Bowler had 15 outstanding warrants for charges including possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of stolen property under $5,000.
An Amber Alert was issued after friends reported the 16-year-old had been scooped up by a man when they were hanging out in a park early Saturday morning.
She wasn’t seen again until Saturday afternoon, when a local resident saw her lying in an abandoned vehicle.
The Amber Alert was called off after the teen was located.
One witness said the girl looked “sweaty” and confused, adding “she couldn’t remember anything.”
A woman who asked not to be identified told the Edmonton Sun that Bowler had been living with her family for the past year while in a relationship with her daughter.
“He was a very good person,” said the woman. “He was polite, seemed honest.”
The mother of the 16-year-old girl told CTV Edmonton her daughter is mentally shaken up, but is doing well physically.
She went on to say her daughter was unconscious for a period of time, but that she remembers fighting off her attacker.
The teen suffered some cuts but her family fears the emotional wounds will take far longer to heal.