Missing Grand Prairie Girl, 16, Found With Former Teacher

Grand Prairie police said a missing 16-year-old girl was found with a 25-year-old educator in a Richardson motel room.

Police said Amy Botton was physically unharmed when they found her at an Econo Lodge on North Central Expressway.

Richardson police took Michael Perez, who was formerly employed as an educator at Grand Prairie High School where Botton attended, into custody.

Perez will be charged with harboring a runaway, according to police. He will be booked into Richardson Jail Friday. Officers said he will likely be transferred back to Tarrant County eventually.

Police said they were worried about Botton’s welfare and suspected she was with Perez.

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