Tad Cummins, the former high school teacher accused of abducting his former student from Tennessee to California, was indicted on Thursday on two federal charges.
Cummins, 50, was indicted on a charge of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activities, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
He was also charged with destruction, alteration or falsification of records in a federal investigation, which has a maximum sentence of 20 years.
The second charge is related to Cummins’ alleged destruction of two phones to impede the investigation.
An attorney for Cummins did not immediately return a request for comment on the indictment.
According to the Department of Justice, if he is convicted, Cummins could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, with a maximum sentence of life.
The DOJ had no additional comment.
Elizabeth was brought back to Tennessee and has since been reunited with her family.