Amber Alert: Criminal charges filed against man who took 14-year-old Cypress girl

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 25, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 28 at 2:18 PM

HOUSTON -- Criminal charges have been filed against the man accused of abducting a 14-year-old from her home in Cypress.

Officials say 33-year-old Jacob West took the girl on Tuesday. He was her next door neighbor.

An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for the pair. They are still on the run.

White’s grandmother said she asked West about his involvement with her granddaughter.

“I said ‘you’re too old for her…is there anything going on?’ And he says ‘no ma’am,” said the grandmother. “He says ‘I feel like a father to her.’ I can't go climbing out the windows when she climbs out the window to go see Jacob and I think Jacob should know this.”

Anyone who knows where they are should call the Harris County Sheriff's Office at 281-376-3472.

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