MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man has been taken into custody after the reported abduction of a 12-year-old Virginia girl.

Authorities say 21-year-old Kaleb Christopher Merritt was captured in Henderson, North Carolina, on Saturday. The girl was reported missing from her home in Bassett, Virginia on Friday afternoon.

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Police say she and Merritt connected in December on Instagram and communicated through social media until Merritt traveled to Virginia this month to meet her.

Investigators say Merritt set up a camp in a wooded area behind the girl’s home and met with her several times before convincing her to leave with him.

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