Missing Mechanicsville teen found in Cleveland

Missing Mechanicsville teen found in Cleveland
Shawn Littlejohn (Source: Virginia State Police sex offender registry)
Shawn Littlejohn (Source: Virginia State Police sex offender registry)
Brynna M. Shiflet
Brynna M. Shiflet

MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) - Hanover authorities announced late Wednesday that missing Mechanicsville teen Victoria Creps has been found.

According to authorities, Creps is being held in Cleveland, OH, where her family will travel to retrieve her.

Victoria was reportedly traveling with Shawn Littlejohn, a convicted sex offender. Littlejohn is now in custody, Hanover authorities said, and arrangements are being made for his extradition back to Virginia.

Brynna Shiflet and another adult male, who were both reported to be traveling with Victoria and Littlejohn, have been released by Cleveland authorities, the report from Hanover said.

The circumstances of Victoria's disappearance and travel out of state are still under investigation.

"I can't even say her name without crying," said her mother, Bobby Jo Creps earlier on Wednesday about her daughter's disappearance.

Victoria is a Lee Davis high junior.

Littlejohn, a 20-year-old black male wanted out of Hanover County for a felony court order violation was reportedly breaking parole, according to investigators. Littlejohn was convicted of carnal knowledge of a child 13 to 15 years old on August 25, 2014.

Victoria's relationship with Brynna Shiflet was toxic, and they thought she'd broken contact with her.

However now, they think Victoria was coerced into leaving her home, late Monday night. They family hasn't stopped looking for her since.

"I just want (Victoria) to call me and tell me she's okay. That's all I want. That's all I want, is for my girl to come home," said Michael Creps.

Victoria Creps' parents say they've endured a nightmare since discovering their youngest daughter wasn't in her room, Monday morning.

"Tuesday morning we went to wake her up for school and she was not in her room," said Bobby Jo Creps.

"I think she was coerced into leaving. I just want her to come back home safe," continued Michael Creps. "I've been on Facebook putting up flyers, and staying awake the entire time. I'm emotionally exhausted. I can't cry anymore for her. It's just hard. I just want my girl to come home."

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