Texas man arrested for relationship with Oakland County teen

A 25-year-old Texas man is now in federal custody accused having an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl from Oakland County.

Prosecutors say Zachary Worley met the girl online. He then came to Michigan spending several days with her at a home in Romulus. 

But when she started using her school issued laptop to do homework on Valentine's Day, the man who owned the house became concerned and called 911.

Worley was arrested at the Detroit Greyhound bus station - trying to take the girl back to Texas.
He's charged with child pornography and enticement of a minor.

The investigation started Friday when Romulus Police were dispatched to a mobile home in the 6000 block of Panam Street regarding a possible runaway or kidnapping.

Officers talked to the homeowner, who said Worley had been staying with him but left for the Greyhound bus station with a 15 or 16-year-old girl.

A Michigan State Police trooper found Worley and the girl at the bus station, according to the complaint, assisting Romulus police. Worley was arrested Saturday.

After his arrest, FBI Special Agent Raymond Nichols and a member of the Southeast Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes task force interviewed the homeowner.

The homeowner said he met the girl and Worley through an Internet chat group. The girl's social media profile said she was 19 and from California but she told the homeowner she lived in Michigan.

Worley said he was going to move with the girl back to Texas and asked for a ride to the bus station, according to the complaint. The homeowner refused, saying the only place he would take the girl was to her father in Oakland County.

Worley told investigators he met the girl through the MeetMe app and they exchanged nude photographs and videos, according to the complaint and allegedly had sex.