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Volusia County teen returns home safe, convicted felon arrested, deputies say

Suspect facing charges of interfering with child custody

Hilario Maldonado
Hilario Maldonado (VCSO)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia County deputies said a 15-year-old girl who went missing from her DeBary home early Monday morning has returned home safe and sound.

The girl had last been seen around 4:15 a.m. Monday at her home on Craycroft Avenue, deputies said.

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Sheriff’s officials had said she was possibly traveling in a beige Audi bearing Florida license plate number 379-1XA with 29-year-old Hilario Maldonado, who is a convicted felon.

Maldonado was found at his DeLand home Monday afternoon and arrested on charges of interfering with child custody. Authorities said Tuesday that Maldonado has also been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation.

Maldonado is in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail with a bond of $7,500.

ClickOrlando.com is no longer identifying the girl.

Deputies say Charleigh Huffman could be in this beige Audi.
Deputies say Charleigh Huffman could be in this beige Audi. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

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