Two 14-year-old girls from McGregor were found after being missing since Wednesday and are recovering as authorities work to arrest all individuals who were involved in their disappearance.
"We're very worried about what might have happened to them," Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
An Amber Alert was issued on Monday after authorities were tipped to a message for 'help' from one of the two girls' Snapchat story.
"We have reason to believe they mistreated very badly and we are looking into that and we are going to be filing charges and there will be some other arrests made,” McNamara said.
It appears the two were runaways at first before they got into a more dangerous situation, according to McNamara; the two were taken to five different homes.
"These young ladies were traumatized," McNamara said. "A message to the scumbags, we're coming to get you."
MCGREGOR, Texas — The McLennan County Sheriff's Office has located and recovered two missing McGregor teens in Georgetown.
The missing children had last been seen at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of West 10th street in McGregor.
James Robert Van Houten, 30, has been arrested on two counts of harboring a runaway child.
More arrests are expected in the coming days.
An Amber Alert has been issued for two missing 14-year-old McGregor girls.
The missing children were last seen at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of West 10th street in McGregor, Texas.
No suspect has been identified.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the McGregor Police Department at (254) 840-2855.