CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An Eastern Kanawha County father is relieved to know authorities have arrested a suspect in the kidnapping and rape of his 13-year-old daughter.
Bradley Price, 34, of Aarons Fork Road in Elkview, turned himself in Wednesday.
Police began searching for him April 11, the day after he is said to have abducted the girl from Charleston's West Side. Warrants charging him with kidnapping and two counts of first-degree sexual assault were issued that day.
The girl's father, who asked that his name not be used, said he was glad Price had turned himself in.
"I want him to be in there forever so that he can't do anything like this to anyone else's kids or my daughter ever again," he said in a telephone interview.
The girl's mother called Price a predator.
"I'm glad he turned himself in," she said. "That's one more predator off the street. He won't be able to hurt no more children. He was seeking for someone when he found my daughter."
The father said his daughter is doing better but has "kind of shut down," and he believes she is trying to erase the memories of that day. He and his wife are working to get counseling for her.
The girl left her friend's home about 8 p.m. April 10 and was approaching the bus stop near Central Avenue and Russell Street when Price pulled up beside her and rolled down his window. She told the police she did not know him and kept walking.