CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A man accused of sexual contact with a missing Brooklyn teen appeared in court Thursday.
Zach Ramsey, the man charged with 8 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of importuning, was arraigned Thursday morning.
Bond was set at $10,000.
Ramsey confessed to Cleveland 19's Scott Taylor on camera about having a inappropriate relationship with a minor who later went missing and was held against her will for 23 days. Ramsey will be back in court on Jan. 22.
The teen vanished on Nov. 8. After a 23 day nationwide search, she was found in Missouri by the FBI. A 41-year-old man was arrested.
The 15-year-old told authorities she had met Christopher Schroeder online several months before through social media app, Kik Messenger, and that he traveled to Brooklyn to meet her. After she got into his car, he took her phone, eventually throwing it away, and drove back to Missouri.
Schroeder was arrested and charged federally in connection with the teen's disappearance. The self-proclaimed IT professional is charged with transporting a minor from Ohio to Missouri to engage in criminal sexual activity.
He could face 15 years to life in prison if convicted.