Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old Bronx girl believed to be with a 35-year-old registered sex offender, according to a police source.
The girl, Sage Locus, left her house on Bussing Avenue around 6 p.m. Friday, the source said, after her mother found content on her tablet indicating she had a sexual relationship with the man, identified by the source as Anthony Ferdinand.
Ferdinand has not been located, either, according to the police source.
Ferdinand was arrested in February 2003 in the rape of a mentally disabled 19-year-old girl, and then again in July 2006 for forgery and other related charges. He was arrested yet again for theft of service, and then for failure to register as a sex offender.
When he was arrested for larceny, he had been found in the company of another missing child, the source said.
Ferdinand is a registered level two sex offender, according to public state records. His last known address was in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.
Sage Locus is described as being about 5-feet-4 and 110 pounds, last seen wearing a white jacket and white jeans. Ferdinand is described as about 5-feet-11 and 190 pounds, last seen with braided hair.