"He struck up a dialogue, a communication with this child simply by faking that he was another 13 or 14-year-old girl", said Demings. He said he and Johnson's mother believed she had made an online friend, a girl from IL.
Byrns first made contact with the child through an online video game platform.
"This is someone that she's been communicating with online under the guise of being a female and basically has just pulled her into a trap, so to speak", her father Steve Johnson told the broadcaster.
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The girl's parents said they were aware that she had been playing the game Minecraft online with a person who claimed to be a young woman from IL.
Police said during a press conference on Monday, according to an ABC affiliate, that Byrns "lived in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and he traveled quite a ways to get to her". He credited "extraordinary police work" for "the best possible outcome any of us could have hoped for".
Police tracked the victim's phone to an area in west Bibb County in Georgia where Byrns' auto was located shortly thereafter.
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Officials said Johnson was reunited with her parents Sunday night.
"You really need to know who it is your children are communicating with and you really need to monitor their dialogues", said Demings. He convinced Johnson to leave her home to meet him. She appeared to be in good condition and "okay from a physical standpoint". "I'm calling him a child sexual predator because that's what his behavior indicated", said Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. Byrns is expected to face charges.
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