Man suspected of taking Ripon girl to Arizona charged with more crimes

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A 21-year-old man suspected of taking a 15-year-old Ripon girl to Arizona now faces 12 criminal charges in Fond du Lac County.

Talin Ross of Berlin was wanted on an arrest warrant for second-degree sexual assault of a child in Green Lake County when he was arrested Tuesday in Phoenix.

Now he's charged in Fond du Lac County with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of child sexual exploitation.

On those last two counts, the crime can be producing, performing in, profiting from, promoting, selling, distributing or possessing with intent to distribute any recording of a child engaging in sexually explicit contact.

Police expect Ross to be extradited to Wisconsin in the coming days. He could still face additional state or federal charges.

Action 2 News was with the girl's mother when she received the call from police saying Cassandra had been located (see related story).

Jennifer Lybert told us Tuesday that she last spoke with her daughter a week earlier on a call in western Wisconsin, and the girl said she was going with Ross to North Dakota, where his father owns property.

The Ripon Police Department received a call from the FBI early Tuesday afternoon confirming Cassandra was found safe in Tucson.