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Man Sentenced To 50 Years For Kidnapping North Texas Girl

A 27-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from North Texas. Stephan Cox was also sentenced to 25 years in prison on two counts of sexual assault of a child and was fined $10,000.

09/13/2014

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Messaging App Tied To Crimes Against Kids

In just the past week, there have been two high-profile North Texas cases — an alleged sexual assault and an alleged child abduction — in which the victim and the suspect used Kik.

05/10/2013

A surveillance camera picture from a convenience store in Abilene on April 24, 2013 showing missing North Richland Hills teen Ruby Contreras and alleged kidnapper Andrew Cox. (credit: North Richland Hills Police)

Missing North Richland Hills Teen Back Home Safe

The North Richland Hills teen missing for more than a week before being located in Mexico is now back safe with her family here in North Texas. According to NRH police Ruby Contreras, 14, was reunited with her family Friday night.

CBSDFW.COM–05/06/2013

Amber Alert issued for 14-year old Ruby Contreras (L).  Police believe she is with 26 year old Stephan Cox (R).  Cox is considered dangerous.  (credit: NRH Police)

Family Of Missing NRH Teen Relieved She Was Found Safe

A North Texas teen who disappeared last week has been found safe in Mexico. Now the 14-year-old girl is in the process of being returned to North Richland Hills and 26-year-old Stephan Andrew Cox is in police custody.

CBSDFW.COM–05/02/2013

Amber Alert issued for 14-year old Ruby Contreras (L).  Police believe she is with 26 year old Stephan Cox (R).  Cox is considered dangerous.  (credit: NRH Police)

Missing North Richland Hills Teen Found In Mexico

North Richland Hills police announced they have located that two in Mexico. They said that Contreras is safe and that Cox is being held by Mexican authorities.

05/02/2013

A surveillance camera picture from a convenience store in Abilene on April 24, 2013 showing missing North Richland Hills teen Ruby Contreras and alleged kidnapper Andrew Cox. (credit: North Richland Hills Police)

Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Missing NRH Girl

Police have released a new surveillance picture of missing North Richland Hills teenager Ruby Contreras and the man she is traveling with, suspected child molester Stephan Cox.

CBS 11–05/01/2013

Amber Alert issued for 14-year old Ruby Contreras (L).  Police believe she is with 26 year old Stephan Cox (R).  Cox is considered dangerous.  (credit: NRH Police)

Police Searching For Missing North Richland Hills Teen

North Richland Hills police are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl who is believed to be in the company of a dangerous man.

CBSDFW.COM–04/30/2013