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BEAUFORT, N.C. -- According to WITN, theCarteret County Detectives say they have confirmation from the Hallandale Beach Police Department in Broward County Florida that Newman has been taken into custody and Abigale Lefevers is safe with police.

Twelve-year-old Abigale Faith Lefevers was abducted Sunday night by 38-year-old Timothy Howard Newman, according to a spokesperson with the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say Newman is a sex offender. He is also a truck driver who knows several back roads and waterways.

Officials believed Lefevers and Newman were traveling in a red 1998 Chrysler Sebring with a black top and North Carolina license plate AKT-6534.

The pair was last known to be heading south on U.S. Highway 17 and was spotted near the South Carolina border; they were found in Florida.