Amber Alert

14-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Sex Offender Father Found Safe: Sheriff

The 14-year-old girl was found safe Monday afternoon

An Amber Alert has been canceled Monday evening in East Texas after the 14-year-old girl at the center of the alert was found safe.

The alert was issued Monday morning for Lexus Gray, 14, of the Rains County town of Point, after being abducted last week by her estranged father who is a registered sex offender. The Rains County Sheriff's Office says he has been arrested.

According to the Rains County Sheriff's Office, Gray was abducted Wednesday by Justin Shaun Gray, who is her non-custodial father and a registered sex offender with an active warrant for his arrest over a parole violation. Justin Gray, 40, "assaulted the girl's mother and chased her with a knife" before the two left the Point area on foot, the sheriff's post read.

No further information about how police found the girl was made available.

Justin Gray was convicted in 2009 in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl, deputies said.

Rains County Sheriff's Office
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