GEORGETOWN — Two Georgetown teens reported missing have been found, according to the Georgetown Police Department.
The two teenage girls, one 16-years old and one 14-years old, were found by police in Colerain at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, March 10. The girls had been reported missing since the afternoon of March 8. The 16-year-old girl was under house arrest, but was not wearing an ankle monitor.
The runaways’ names were not disclosed by the Georgetown Police Department but the department said both girls are associated with Chloe James, the 15-year-old girl who went missing and was found in early February.
Both girls are now back at their homes under the mandate of the Brown County Juvenile Court. The girls have been charged and each listed as an “unruly child.”
While there hasn’t been a hearing and there isn’t one currently scheduled, both girls are expected to appear in court soon.
“I’m anticipating them both being in court within the next 10 days,” William Carkeek, Court Administrator and Chief Probation Officer at Brown County Juvenile Court, said.
Carkeek said he also expects there to be a large investigation into the runaways that could include the Georgetown Police Department, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and possibly the Mt. Orab Police Department as well.
The Ohio Revised Code defines an “unruly child” in section 2151.022 as:
(A) Any child who does not submit to the reasonable control of the child’s parents, teachers, guardian, or custodian, by reason of being wayward or habitually disobedient;
(B) Any child who is an habitual truant from school and who previously has not been adjudicated an unruly child for being an habitual truant;
(C) Any child who behaves in a manner as to injure or endanger the child’s own health or morals or the health or morals of others;
(D) Any child who violates a law, other than division (C) of section 2907.39 , division (A) of section 2923.211 , division (C)(1) or (D) of section 2925.55 , or section 2151.87 of the Revised Code, that is applicable only to a child.