Missing Carmel teenager found safe in South Carolina

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A  teenager from Carmel, who was reported missing Saturday morning has been found safe in Pickens County, South Carolina.  

Carmel police with help from authorities in South Carolina were able to find  the 16 year old at the home of a 23-year-old man. According to Carmel police she has been having an online relationship with the man since February of this year. 

She is being held in protective custody by the Pickens County Sheriff's Department until she can be released to her parents.

The investigation is on-going and Carmel Police are working with the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office to determine if any criminal charges will be filed. 

The teenager left her home in Carmel with some personal items around 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Due to her known medical conditions, there was concern for her well being.