Man accused of abducting teen now facing sex crime charges

The man accused of kidnapping a Louisa Co. teenager back in October is facing eight more charges.

Man accused of abducting teen now facing sex crime charges
Bruce William Lynch (Source: WVIR)

LOUISA COUNTY, V.A. (WVIR) - The man accused of kidnapping a Louisa County teenager back in October is facing eight more charges.

Bruce William Lynch Junior appeared in Louisa Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Monday, November 25. The 34-year-old man had been facing one count of felony abduction, and was already denied bond at the beginning of the month.

Monday, a judge granted a motion to allow the felony charge to be put on hold so that the case can be taken up in Louisa Circuit Court.

A grand jury has also since indicted Lynch on eight additional charges: four counts of indecent liberties with a child, and four counts of carnal knowledge without force.

Authorities believe Lynch abducted his ex-girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter from her Bumpass-area home on October 21. The FBI and Virginia State Police joined the investigation, and the search expanded from Louisa County into neighboring Hanover County.

The pair was spotted by a driver in Caroline County Wednesday, October 29. Lynch was apprehended after a short pursuit, and the girl was safely reunited with her family.

Lynch is being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail. He is scheduled for an arraignment on December 27.

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