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Abducted Upshur County Girl Shares Her Story

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On Tuesday night, an Amber Alert was issued for Shaina Tenney, 16, and her 7-month-old daughter, Grace. They were taken by Shaina's stepfather, Margel Tenney, 57.

They were picked up Wednesday morning on Interstate 79 near mile marker 104. Shaina is now safe at home.

"My step dad just came and got me, went and got my brother, and then we went to Ohio. He just said it was better for me to get Grace out of there so Child Protective Services doesn't take her, which they did anyway," said Shaina.

Grace Tenney was taken by Child Protective Services Wednesday morning. Edie Tenney, Shaina's mother, said CPS told her it was because the home was not safe.

"It's been good, sad because Grace is gone. We're going to work through it, get her home as quick as we can. Do everything the system wants us to do to get her back home," said Edie.

Edie found out that Margel Tenney had taken her kids, and the state police suggested the Amber Alert.

"I was scared to death. I didn't know what happened, I didn't know if he got real mad and took them or where they had went, where they were going to be," said Edie.

Shaina said the whole thing was blown out of proportion, but she's happy to be home.

"Just the way they said I was in extreme danger, which I wasn't, it was all just blown out. I'd rather come back, instead of being out on the road and keeping the baby out there," Shaina said.

And now, mother and daughter are now happy to be back together.

"I really love them, and I don't want anything to happen to them. I want them to be safe, and in a good home. And that's my plan, that's what it's going to be," Edie said.

Shaina said she's happy to be home with her mom, and her next goal is to get her daughter back.

Margel Tenney's charges are pending.  

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