An 11-year-old girl’s brother thinks his sister is leaving for school, but it’s 5:30 in the morning.
Then the boy realizes that it’s Sunday. He calls his mother, who is working overnights. Mom comes home and calls the Wayne Police Department.
The mom tells police this is not the first time the girl has gone missing. A missing person’s report was filed in June, but the 11-year-old returned 90 minutes later, telling her mother that she had met up with a man named Darius, whom, she had been talking to on the online game platform Roblox.
The girl was grounded after the incident, and access to the online platforms was taken away, but as North Jersey.com reports, the mother now thinks the girl may have used other family members’ phones to continue to communicate with 27-year-old Darius Matylewich.
When he was contacted by the police, Matylewich denied knowing the girl’s whereabouts. Finally, Matylewich admitted to picking up the girl and driving her back across the state line to his home in Bear, Delaware, 135 miles away from Wayne, New Jersey.
Darius Matylewich is charged with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
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[Feature Photo: Darius Matylewich/Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office]