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Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

He has been charged with transporting a minor across state lines for criminal sexual intercourse, according to Jack Smith, the acting US attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. The 29-year-old Tennessee native said Cummins used a fake name and said they had lost everything in a fire in Colorado and needed a place to stay.

Friends and family are gently interacting with and approaching her as she copes with the aftermath of her ordeal, her sister told a CNN affiliate.

"The first thing I did was just start it and she went into it", he said, adding it was the first time he saw his sister smile.

Cummins is still being held without bail at a Siskiyou County, California, jail while he awaits extradition back to Tennessee.

On Thursday, a northern California man became suspicious of the two people he initially thought were in distress and helped lead police to Cummins.

Cummins, who is the subject of a five-page criminal complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court in Nashville, is set to appear at 2 p.m.in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman.

He offered minimal responses as he was advised of his rights and the charges that could send him to prison for 10 years to life.

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A Tennessee teacher arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and transporting a 15-year-old girl from his school across state lines for sexual purposes is scheduled to make a federal court appearance today in Sacramento.

Bozeman says they don't know when Elizabeth will be released to go home, and they are taking it day by day.

Elizabeth's father, Anthony Thomas, told ABC News after Elizabeth was found, "She may not be exactly. the person she was because there's a lot of experiences she's had". There was not availability to food all the time, is the understanding.

He also faces state charges of sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said last month.

WTVF reports that under Tennessee law, children 12 and older can choose to leave home unlesss under "force, threat or fraud".

Surveillance footage captured the pair at a Walmart in Oklahoma. According to the federal prosecutors, Cummins admitted to complex efforts to avoid capture during his 38 days on the run, including traveling back roads through nine states, using disguises, disengaging the Global Positioning System on his wife's Nissan Rogue and staying in motels with lax check-in procedures and communes.

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