Florida law enforcement authorities had issued a missing child alert for Caitlyn Frisina after she was last seen last week.
A missing Florida teenage girl has been found safe, authorities said Friday, almost one week after the teen allegedly left home with a local soccer coach 10 years her senior.
Authorities said Frisina was believed to be traveling with Rian Rodriguez, 27, in a red Mercury Sable. The sheriff will hold a news conference on Monday at 2 p.m. It's believed she had left voluntarily with him.
A photo provided to ABC News by the family on Saturday showed Frisina smiling while embracing her parents. The officer pulled the auto over and took Rodriguez into custody without incident, the sheriff's office said.
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The aunt of a 17-year-old girl who fled with a 27-year-old man from Florida shared a photo of the family reunited after a week-long, national search. The girl's mother, Scarlet, thanked law enforcement across the country and in NY for their help. Her former soccer coach Rian Rodriguez, 27, is now in jail on a charge of interference with a child's custody.
The teen withdrew $200 from an ATM in Georgia on Sunday morning before the two were spotted later that evening at a pawn shop in North Carolina.
According to a missing persons report, Frisina left her home through her bedroom window, taking some clothes and her wallet but leaving her cellphone, which had been erased of data.
According to First Coast News, Rodriguez was a coach for the boys' soccer team at Fort White High School.