Authorities look for girl who could be with sex offenderby Elizabeth Dunbar, Minnesota Public Radio,
Madeleine Baran, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Authorities in Minnesota are looking for a 6-year-old girl they believe is with a sex offender from Michigan.
Police officials suspect that Willie Porter III, a 37-year-old sex offender, is traveling in Minnesota with six-year-old Faith Lee Quigley and her mother.
Detective Darin Hunter, of the Escanaba Police Department, said the girl's mother, Heidi Quigley, has dated Porter in the past. A court order forbids Porter from having any contact with the girl and her mother.
Hunter said Porter stopped communicating with his parole officer about three weeks ago. At the same time, Faith Quigley stopped showing up for class.
Porter has three outstanding arrest warrants. He was convicted in 2003 of three separate sexual crimes involving children from ages 13 to 16. As part of his parole, Porter is not allowed to have contact with minors.
Hunter expressed concern about the safety of the six-year-old, and said the department hopes her mother will contact police to inform them of their whereabouts.
Authorities are asking people to call police if they see a 1995 blue Chevy Lumina with Michigan plates and license number CBW-6639.
Faith Quigley has sandy colored hair and blue eyes. She is about 3'5" tall and weighs 45 pounds.
Elizabeth Dunbar is a general assignment reporter for MPR News.