A 16-year-old girl is missing and may be in danger of sexual exploitation, Virginia State Police told WWBT-TV.
Aysia Monique Lewis was last seen at her high school in Christiansburg, Virginia, on Monday afternoon.
Police believe she is with Donald “Bruce” Quesenberry, 33, whom she met online, according to WDBJ-TV.
They believe Quesenberry drove from Normal, Illinois, to her hometown to meet her and that she willingly left with him.
Officers, who have classified her as an “endangered missing person” because of her age, said that they could possibly be heading south to Florida.
Lewis’s parents are very concerned and just want her to come home safely.
“To everyone out there listening, we need your help. We want our daughter who is sixteen years old back home with us where she belongs,” Lewis’s parents said at Christiansburg Town Hall, according to WDBJ-TV.
“Aysia is a good girl. She’s an honor roll student. She doesn’t use drugs or alcohol. She attends church regularly but she’s got mixed up with the wrong person,” her mother, Taneara Dial, said.
The family also released a statement through the Christiansburg Police Department, according to the news outlet.
“Aysia, we love you. We are worried about you! We need to know that you are ok. Please come home,” Dial and her husband, Brandon Lewis, said. “Call us, text us, Facebook us. Get in touch with us however you can. We will come get you no matter what, no matter where, whatever time, it doesn’t matter.”
Police are asking anyone with information related to the case to contact the Christiansburg Police Department at 540-382-3131.