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Illinois man found with missing girl in Rome pleads guilty

Rome Police say they found Adair with the teen at the Red Carpet Inn in Rome on January 17, three days after she was reporting missing from her home in Illinois.

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 4:10 PM

UTICA – An Illinois man who was found in Rome with a missing 16-year-old girl last month has pleaded guilty to two charges.

In Oneida County Court Tuesday morning, 27-year-old Dakota Adair pleaded guilty to one count of third degree rape and one count of criminal possession of a weapon. Rome Police say they found Adair with the teenager at the Red Carpet Inn in Rome on January 17, three days after she was reporting missing from her home in Illinois. Police say they also found a gun in the glove compartment of his car.

Police say the teen was uninjured and offered counseling through the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

Adair is scheduled to be sentenced on May 2. He faces one year of jail time for each of the two charges, to be served concurrently. Adair is also wanted in Will’s County, Illinois on a charge of child abduction.

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