Missing Florida teen found safe in NY

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Columbia County teenager Caitlyn Frasina who went missing with her former soccer coach last weekend was afraid to leave the country with him, new court records show.

A 17-year-old Florida teen who had gone missing from her home almost a week ago has been found in NY, the law enforcement officials said on Friday (1 December).

Rodriguez was arrested on a charge of interference in child custody, and Caitlyn was detained, deputies said.

Frisina's parents were overjoyed their daughter had been found after police issued several appeals for the missing teen and launched a search across state lines.

The sheriff's office did not immediately provide details on the circumstances surrounding the girl being found.

"I know that she to some degree left on her own". Police were investigating the "blossoming of a potential relationship" between Frisina and Rodriguez.

There was no word when the family will return to Lake City.

The girl has been reunited with her family.

"We had a very attractive, wonderful, very emotional reunion with her a little while ago", the teen's mother, Scarlet Frisina, told reporters at a news conference Saturday afternoon.

According to First Coast News, Rodriguez was a coach for the boys' soccer team at Fort White High School.

Sheriff Mark Hunter said, "She is legally a juvenile".

Frisina and Rodriguez were spotted on cameras in Georgia on Sunday and then at a pawn shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina.