The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department started investigating the disappearance of the Jenison girl as a run away, but soon realized the girl had been communicating with a 38-year-old sex offender.
Police tracked down the man using the texts sent between the two. He was arrested at his home on National Street SW in Grand Rapids Thursday afternoon. He faces multiple felony charges and is expected to be arraigned sometime Friday.
The girl was returned to her parents unharmed.