Bond set for Nebraska man accused of meeting up with Lake Geneva girl
WTMJ News Team
Keller Russell reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
WEST BEND - Bond was set at $10,000 for a Nebraska man accused of meeting up with a 13 year-old girl in Lake Geneva whose disappearance prompted an Amber Alert.
The suspect, 21, allegedly met the girl online and drove to Lake Geneva to meet her on Sunday. The two were found Monday evening in a motel room in Elkhorn.
21-year-old Jacob Cambridge appeared before a Walworth County judge via video.
The district attorney presented his side of the story.
Cambridge is a college student from Lincoln, Nebraska and the district attorney told the judge Cambridge admitted to having sexual contact with the teen.
His attorney says that doesn't mean much.
Cambridge's attorney, Chris Van Wagner said, "Those are allegations. The statement made by an accussed is not something that is neccessarily accurate or true unless or until a judge finds it admissable."
A friend of the girl says the girl told Cambridge she was 17. The 13-year-old's family reported her missing Monday, pleading for her safe return.
Hours later, authorities found the pair at an Elkhorn motel. Owner Anil Patel's wife checked Cambridge into room 107 around 5:30 p.m. Monday.
"You can see the little dent there. Authorities had to force in to get in there," said Patel.
Patel told TODAY'S TMJ4 they hadn't seen the news coverage about Cambridge, but they're happy she's safe.
The man has not yet been charged, but is due back in court on January 5th, when a criminal complaint against him is expected to be completed.