FBI Rescues Kidnapped Girl, Arrests Suspect

Suspect Allegedly Met Girl Through Internet Chat Rooms

March 15, 2005

ONEONTA, Ala. – The FBI has released more information about the abduction
of a 14-year-old Blount County girl and the arrest of her alleged
kidnapper.

The case led authorities to issue an Amber Alert early Tuesday morning.

According to Carmen Adams, special agent in charge, the victim — Amber
Danielle Shelton — was found unharmed in Midland City, near Dothan,
early Tuesday.

Adams said the girl was first reported missing from her home in Oneonta
on Saturday morning. However, the Amber Alert was not issued until
Tuesday morning because Shelton was initially classified as a runaway.

Charged in the teenager’s kidnapping was 32-year-old Michael John
Humphrey, also of Midland City. Adams said Humphrey and the girl became
acquainted through Internet chat rooms.

Authorities said Humphrey, who is in the Dale County Jail, faces a host
of state charges including kidnapping and solicitation of a minor.

Adams said the girl will be reunited with her family in Oneonta as soon
as possible.

Copyright 2005 by NBC13.com. The Associated Press contributed to this
report.

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