MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Both parents in the case of a missing Madisonville teen who was later found in Wisconsin with a man she met while playing an online video game were in court Monday to plead not guilty to charges against them.
Randall and Christina Pruitt appeared in court Monday morning. Both have now been charged with fabricating/tampering with evidence in the case.
Randall Pruitt is the teen’s adoptive father. He was arrested and charged with rape earlier this year.
According to an arrest warrant, Randall Pruitt was discovered in videos taken on the teen’s phone, allegedly taking part in sexual acts. His case was previously bound to a grand jury with a bond set at $2 million.
Christina Pruitt was arrested on May 1 and released on bond the same day.
The case began in December when court documents say Bryan Rogers, 31, met the teen through an online game wherein the teen told Rogers she was being sexually assaulted by her adoptive father. Rogers then allegedly persuaded the girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct and make a video recording, which she then sent to Rogers.
Rogers is then accused of traveling to Tennessee and then returning to Wisconsin with the girl.
Rogers was arrested and charged with abduction and/or child taking by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, on the same day it was released the teen had been found.
He now faces a number of other charges.