Kidnapped NY Teen Rescued in Washington County, Minn.

Updated: 05/08/2014 8:23 PM
Created: 05/08/2014 11:02 AM
By: Jennie Olson

A New York teen who went missing earlier this week was found in Minnesota, and a 53-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping, Washington County officials say.

Fourteen-year-old Amber Goolsby of Rochester, New York, disappeared Monday after her father dropped her off at Wilson Magnet High School in New York, KSTP-TV sister-station WHEC-TV reports. Her parents, Al and Janice Goolsby, said Amber went into a store on the corner by the school and that there was a truck nearby with someone asking her for directions.

They have not yet been told how she ended up in Minnesota.

Amber was found in Washington County after calling her parents on an old cellphone she found in the house where she had been taken in Landfall, Minnesota, WHEC-TV reports. Her parents then called police and were able to alert the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they went to the residence on the 100 block of Dellwood Square South in Landfall and made contact with 53-year-old Michael Angelo Goerlich, who has since been charged with three felonies: two counts of kidnapping and one count of false imprisonment.

The sheriff's office says bail has been set at $1 million.

53-year-old Michael Angelo Goerlich

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