Somewhere a teen-age girl is in trouble, but despite the efforts of the Anne Arundel County police, authorities have not been able to find her.
Photographs of the girl showing her bound, nude and apparently sedated were first found in June by a woman walking near Martin Spalding High School in Glen Burnie, said Detective Carol A. Frye of the county's child-abuse unit.
Using those photographs, Detective Frye has led a search for the girl at area schools as well as through a national missing-person network and the FBI.
She said she was also preparing to contact crime re-enactment television shows to see if any have featured a missing girl similar to the youngster in the photograph.
Just as her leads began to dwindle, Detective Frye learned Tuesday that additional photographs of the girl had surfaced. The new pictures were being circulated among students at Old Mill High School in Millersville, she said.
Although they found four of the photographs in the school cafeteria, none of the students interviewed by police admitted taking the pictures into the building, the detective said.
She said it has been a frustrating experience.
"There is a girl out there who needs help. It is obvious from the photographs that she has not consented to what she is being subjected to," Detective Frye said.
"It's imperative that we find her,"
the detective added.
The girl appears to be 13 to 17 years of age with short dark hair, police said. They said they were unable to determine her height and weight from the photos.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Frye at 222-3477 or Millersville police headquarters at 222-8050.