Topeka man facing three charges after heading to Colorado with 14-year-old girl
February 28, 2019 11:57AM CST
A 47-year-old man who was arrested with a former 14-year-old cast member from a Topeka community theater production is facing three charges.
Shawnee County District Court records show Michael Fitzgerald, of Topeka, was charged Wednesday with indecent liberties with a child, indecent solicitation of a child and electronic solicitation.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the girl was reported missing on January 22nd. She was found two days later with Fitzgerald at a hotel in Cortez, Colorado.
The two both performed in the Topeka Civil Theatre production of “Elf: The Musical” before they went missing.
Fitzgerald remains in custody on $250,000 bond.