Father of missing Carlie Trent on alleged kidnapper: "He was obsessed with her."

Published: May. 10, 2016 at 11:55 PM EDT
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The father of missing 9-year-old Carlie Trent tells Local 8 News that Gary Simpson was obsessed with Carlie and wanted her all to himself.

Carlie's father James Trent told Local 8 News on Tuesday that Simpson was jealous for Carlie. Her father also tells us he has known Simpson all of his life and that Simpson married his sister, then became next door neighbors. Gary Simpson and his wife Linda Simpson often took care of Carlie according to Trent.

"He had access to her every day he was obsessed with her he wanted her and he wanted her all to himself, that's a scary thing to think about," said Trent.

Trent says he doesn't think Gary will hurt Carlie, but worries what will happen once she's home.

"It would be a great moment but then again it be a scary moment because I'm just wondering how she's going to be is she going to be as happy as she was she going to be scared to death of everyone that's what I worry about she just won't be the same," said Trent.

Hundreds of tips have poured into the TBI. From all over the country even Idaho and Missouri. The TBI says none of them are credible sightings.

Local 8 News is closely following this story. Check back for the latest updates in the search.

According to reports, Carlie Trent is out of the hospital and at home Friday afternoon.