A missing 11-year-old Florida girl was found at the home of a 22-year-old man she called her “boyfriend,” according to police – who busted the alleged creep for child sex abuse.
The child was allegedly discovered at the Tampa home of Luis Alberto Encarnacion, one day after an Amber alert was issued in a desperate attempt to find her, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a press conference.
“There is no logical sense for a 22-year-old man to be with an 11-year-old child unless there was horrific things that were going to continue or go on in that place,” Nocco said.
Encarnacion is accused of preying on the child, who had already been subjected to “numerous adverse childhood experiences” — including that her dad is absent and her mom is in jail, Nocco said.
“In her mind, she thought Luis was her boyfriend,” Nocco said. “We all know that’s not real … What’s real is Luis acted like a predator on this little child.”
He added, “She has gone from one adverse childhood experience to another … She is looking for that stability, that rock, love, that caring nature that most kids are given in life.”
The girl, whose name is being withheld by The Post, likely met Encarnacion on social media, Nocco said.
Two other men — identified as Reginald Clark, 17, of Jacksonville, and Jonathon MacGregor, 19, of Clearwater — were allegedly seen in footage picking the girl from a local 7-Eleven, according to Click Orlando.
They were arrested on charges of interfering with child custody, the outlet reported. It wasn’t immediately clear if they were linked to Encarnacion.
Encarnacion was charged with one count of concealing the location of a minor, one count of unlawful use of a communication device, two counts of lewd or lascivious battery, and two counts of sexual battery against a victim under age 12.
After Encarnacion was arrested, he allegedly admitted to the offenses, authorities said.