Man offers runaway 13-year-old girl a place to stay and teaches her how to smoke drugs and have sex


William Ellis 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested for having sex with a young teenager who ran away from her home.

24-year-old William Ellis of Parma, Ohio, meet the 13-year-old girl who ran away from her home in Cleveland, and offered her a place to stay.

He took the girl to his home, which he shares with his aunt and uncle, prosecutors said. During that time, Ellis taught the girl how to use heroin, smoke crack and have sex.

The two had a sexual relationship for one week, during which time Ellis took photos of the girl performing sex acts on him.

Police launched a search for the girl after she was reported missing by her family. The girl was last seen with a man at a McDonald's in Cleveland.

Police eventually located the missing girl and Ellis was arrested. Ellis said that he had a “consensual sexual relationship” with the girl.

He was charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, corrupting another with drugs, child porn and other charges.

The child porn charges stems from the videos Ellis took of the girl performing a sex act on Ellis. Investigators found the video on a computer at the home.

He is being held on $25,000 bond.