There has been another update in the ongoing case of a missing 14-year-old in Nova Scotia, who has since been found. The RCMP have officially laid charges on a suspect. The investigation, however, is still ongoing.

In an August 25 press release, the authorities said they had officially charged 47-year-old Mira Gut resident Darcy Dwayne Doyle with abduction of a person under the age of 16.

Local RCMP officers began their investigation into the disappearance of 14-year-old Mary (Molly) Martin on August 13, the day she was reported missing from Eskasoni, in conjunction with the Cape Breton Regional Police Service.

A week later on August 20, a localized emergency alert was issued to the public, who were asked to call the police if they saw Martin or Doyle. It noted that the pair may be in the Canoe Lake area with a green ATV.

However, there was criticism from the public at the time, some of whom said there should have been an Amber Alert sent out.

A member of the RCMP told Global News that they do not use an Amber Alert unless someone under the age of 14 is abducted.

"Between the ages of 14 and 16, we have to prove the person went unwillingly," they said.

It was at this time that the authorities also claimed they suspected Martin was with Doyle.

The girl and the man in question were located on August 22. RCMP Air Services had reported seeing a fire near Canoe Lake, leading authorities to their location at around 1:00 a.m.

Both were taken in without incident. Martin was released while Doyle remained in police custody.

The Nova Scotia RCMP thanked the public for their assistance in a Facebook post, and called the collaboration with the Cape Breton Regional Police Service "an excellent cooperative effort."

Doyle is scheduled to appear in Sydney Provincial Court on August 26.

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