Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Posted Апреля 25, 2017

In court documents filed Monday, federal prosecutors said Tad Cummins "planned and executed an audacious scheme" to travel through the USA with the 15-year-old girl and ultimately, go to Mexico with the victim. When she inquired about the motivations behind his actions, Quinn said that her brother did not believe that he had kidnapped Thomas.

She says they haven't discussed much about what happened over the more than a month that Elizabeth was missing with her former teacher, Tad Cummins.

"These allegations do not involve force, threats or coercion", Galloway said.

Cummins is charged with taking a minor across states lines to have sex.

"What do you say in these circumstances?"

Speaking to reporters in California Friday, Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey said Cummins was cooperative in the arrest and that Thomas' emotions indicated they had a "relationship". "You're speechless", Bozeman said.

The charge carries a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison.

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"He's done this awful thing, that he has to pay for", Quinn told NBC News.

"And the answer he gave me was that [Elizabeth] wanted to run away and she wanted to leave, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went with her so that he could know that she was safe", Quinn said. There was not availability to food all the time, is the understanding.

The father also filed for divorce Monday after 30 years of marriage. "She's just so happy to get food and coffee and showering". Cummins is 50 years old.

Cummins was found with the 15-year-old girl, who was his former student, on Thursday at a commune in the Siskiyou County town of Cecilville, law enforcement officials said. Cummins, too, was gone, after borrowing his wife's Nissan Rogue and having recently filled prescriptions for erectile disfunction medicine and securing a $4,500 loan.

During their 39 days on the run, the pair was caught on surveillance video at an Oklahoma Walmart and police say they stayed at cheap motels with one bed.

Elizabeth and Cummins were found at a remote cabin in northern California near the OR border, where he was captured Thursday. Cummins was being investigated at the time, after a student reported seeing him kiss the girl in a classroom.

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