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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old North Carolina girl who was the subject of a multi-state Amber Alert has been found in South Florida, and the man suspected of taking her is in custody.

The FBI reports that Abigale Faith Lefevers and 38-year-old Timothy Newman, a registered sex offender, were stopped Wednesday evening in Hallandale Beach.

Investigators in Carteret County, N.C., say Lefevers had been communicating with Newman in recent weeks. She had not been seen since Monday.

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