Milwaukee man goes before judge on charge of abducting missing Onslow County girl

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A Wisconsin man, accused of abducting a teen who was reported missing from Eastern Carolina this past weekend, remains in jail after making a court appearance.

Onslow County deputies charged Joshua Bullock with felony abduction of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The Milwaukee man is accused of meeting the 16-year-old girl on social media, and traveled to Jacksonville at least once before this past weekend to meet with the teen, according to a news release.

Deputies say the girl was found in Bishopville, South Carolina around 1:00 a.m. Monday.

They say the 28-year-old man took the girl from her home without her parent's permission of knowledge.

While the age on consent in North Carolina is 16, deputies say someone can still be charged with child abduction when they "abduct or induce" someone under the age of 18 to leave their parent's home.

Bullock turned himself into authorities Tuesday.

During his first court appearance Wednesday, a judge kept his bond at $5,000, gave him a court-appointed attorney, and set March 28th as his next court date.