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State police: Missing Franklin County teen found, man arrested

In 2021, Jaret Wright was charged with rape and taking nude pictures of a teen girl in Ohio.
Credit: Pennsylvania State Police
Jaret Wright

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — Update, 4 p.m.: Emily High has been located safely in Purcellville, Virginia, according to Pennsylvania State Police. 

Jaret Wright has been taken into custody. According to online court documents, he has been charged with failing to register with PSP, flight to avoid apprehension, corruption of minors and interference with the custody of children. 

Previously: State police are looking for a missing teen girl who they believe is with a registered sex offender from Ohio.

Emily High, 16, was reported missing by her family on May 16. 

She was last seen in the Chambersburg area.

High is described to be 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 90 pounds.

Police believe she is with whom they initially thought was a teenage boy but is actually 22-year-old Jaret John Wright.

Wright is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and around 120 pounds. He has a tattoo of a rose on his right hand, a tattoo on his left wrist that says "Brynnlee", and a tattoo of symbols on his left hand.

Credit: Pennsylvania State Police
Jaret Wright

Wright is a registered sex offender in Ohio. 

Police say this is not a kidnapping investigation at this time but Wright is facing charges related to High running away.

Anyone with information about High's whereabouts is asked to call PSP Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.

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