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20-Month-Old Girl Found Safe After Father Turns Self In

20-Month-Old Girl Found Safe After Father Turns Self In

CREATED Jun 4, 2014
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Authorities in southern Kentucky said a toddler has been found safe after her father turned himself into authorities on kidnapping charges.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office said Robert Pomeroy surrendered at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. His 20-month-old daughter, Lillian, was also recovered and unharmed.

Pomeroy was charged with kidnapping and booked into the Warren County Regional Jail.

Authorities said he broke into the home of the child's mother on Scottsville Road in Bowling Green just before 8:30 p.m. Monday and took his daughter.

The 25-year-old is the little girl's biological father, but does not have custody.

The Bowling Green Daily News reported that the mother's boyfriend, Benjamin Pedigo, was giving the toddler a bath, and Pomeroy wrapped his daughter in a towel before fleeing the scene.

The child's mother was reportedly away from the home at the time, and Pedigo was babysitting Lillian.

Pomeroy was said to be with his girlfriend, Sabrina Vanmeter, at the time of the kidnapping. 

Vanmeter was taken into custody at a home on Jack Simmons Road just after 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. She was also booked into the Warren County Regional Jail on a warrant for kidnapping.

Warren County Sheriff's Office officials initially requested an Amber Alert from Kentucky State Police, the paper reported, but the agency advised the kidnapping did not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert.