A teenager is charged in Waupaca County with child abduction and interfering with child custody.
Caleb A. Olson, 18, Loyal, is accused of helping a 15-year-old girl run away from home.
He is currently in custody with a $1,000 cash bail in Clark County, where he has been charged with obstructing an officer and misdemeanor bail jumping.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, Waupaca County Deputy David Huberty was dispatched to Brewer Road in the town of Wyoming. He spoke to a woman who said her daughter left a note indicating she ran away.
The woman believed her daughter was with Olson, who lived in the Loyal area.
Huberty made contact with one of the girl’s close friends. She attempted to contact the girl via Facebook and tell her to come home. She also told the deputy the girl had been talking about running away with Olson for weeks.
On Sept. 13, the mother located the girl at Olson’s home on Division Street in Loyal. She contacted Loyal police because the girl refused to come home with her.
Loyal Police Officer Matthew Prein spoke with the girl. She told him she first met Olson online, then met him in person while she was at her father’s home in the village of Granton.
According to the criminal complaint, the girl said she planned to stay with Olson until her father was released from Clark County jail, then she would live with her father.
Olson initially told police he did not know how the girl made her way to Loyal. He said she just showed up at his home, the complaint says.
He later admitted that he drove to Waupaca County, parked a short distance from the girl’s home and helped her load her belongings into his vehicle.
Before they were able to drive away, a neighbor helped them jumpstart Olson’s car.