Missing Tennessee Teen, 14 Year Old Hayleigh Wilson Found with 41 Year Old Sex Offender Benjamin Shook Found in Smyth County, VA
The search is finally over for missing Tennessee teen, 14 year old Hayleigh Wilson.
The AMBER ALERT for missing 14 year old Haleigh Wilson has been canceled. 14 year old Hayleigh Wilson and sex offender, 41-year-old Benjamin Shook, have been located by the U.S. Marshal Service in Smyth County, Virginia Tuesday morning. Both have been taken to the sheriffs office in Marion. Hayleigh Wilson has been missing since June 22, 2015 when she took her father’s 2004 Ford Explorer and drove off to pick up Benjamin Shook. The 41 year old Shook has a long criminal history, including sexual battery and exploitation. He served 10 years in prison and was released in September 2014. According to the police, Shook was registered once as a sex offender, but did not update his info.
A news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with further updates.
Police say 14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson and 41-year-old Benjamin Shook were located by the U.S. Marshal Service in Smyth County Tuesday morning.
The teen went missing from her home back in June. Local, state and federal officers helped in the search which spanned over several counties in Southwest Virginia – on the ground and in the air.
Both Wilson and Shook have been taken to the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office located in Marion, Virginia.
Maybe this time the authorities can lock this SOB away for good and get this child predator off the streets. Obviously he is not going to stop his child raping ways and does not even bother to update his status as a sex offender. What ever little good that does. Enough is enough, this perv has been given enough chances. We might also want to look into what troubled life that this 14 year old girl has who thought running off with a 41 year old man was a good idea.