Shaina McBride, Missing Fort Lauderdale Teen, Found Safe

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    A 14-year-old Fort Lauderdale girl who set off a massive search after she was reported missing last week was found safe in a hotel at Fort Lauderdale Beach, police said Wednesday. NBC 6's Marissa Bagg reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014)

    Fort Lauderdale Police say a 14-year-old girl who set off a massive search after she was reported missing was found Wednesday with a man at a local hotel and now charges have been filed.

    Shaina McBride was found “hanging out in a hotel” on Fort Lauderdale Beach, with a young man. She had been reported missing last Friday after she had been last seen at her home in the area of Las Olas Boulevard and Isle of Venice.

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    The father of a missing 14-year-old Fort Lauderdale teenager said he hasn’t slept in days and that police are four days behind in searching for his missing daughter. NBC 6's Marissa Bagg reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014)

    According to Fort Lauderdale Police detectives, the male with McBride was identified as James Pescovitz-Gider, 19. Detectives said McBride and Pescovitz-Gider had started a relationship in June and that led up to her running away and staying with the boy at the local hotel since last Friday.

    Detectives said the couple had several consensual sexual encounters over the past several days. Because of that, Pescovitz-Gider was arrested and charged with two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery of a minor.

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    The family of a missing 14-year-old girl and police continued their search Tuesday. NBC 6's Bobby Brooks reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014)

    The girl's father, David McBride, said earlier Wednesday he was relieved his daughter was found safe and said he "doesn't care about the details."

    Fort Lauderdale Police said anyone with more information on the incident should call Detective Brice Brittenum at 954-828-5898 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).