Caitlyn Frisina, the Florida teenager who disappeared with her former soccer coach, was afraid to leave the country with him, new court records show.
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The 17-year-old was safe on Friday in downtown New York. His former football coach Rian Rodriguez, 27, is currently in jail accused of interfering in the custody of a child.
According to Rodriguez's affidavit of arrest, a friend of Frisina told her parents that the teenager said Rodriguez wanted her to leave the country. with the.
The affidavit also noted that the high school senior at Fort White High School said "she did not know how to get out of it and if she did, it would ruin her life."
Frisina's parents were found to have bad messages on Snapchat between her and Rodriguez after her disappearance.
The affidavit of Rodriguez's arrest warrant said that a friend of Caitlyn's parents told her parents after her disappearance that the teenager had "hooked" with Rodriguez.
The affidavit also reveals that the school resource officer investigated a rumor in August that Frisina and Rodriguez were in a relationship, but concluded that it was false.
Frisina was found in North Syracuse, more than 1,000 miles from Lake City. The 2001 Red Mercury Sable in which he was traveling was discovered by a New York State police officer who started a traffic stop.
The New York State Police said the Sable stopped in a parking lot in front of a subway where Rodriguez and Frisina were detained without incident.
Frisina met with her family on Saturday. A member of the Frisina family posted photos of the meeting.
Caitlyn Frisina's father after their meeting: "It's been difficult, I'm glad to have my daughter where I know I can protect her and keep her safe, like a father always wants to do." @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/NRp6Mbh2bo
– Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) December 2, 2017
The teenager had tears in her eyes and clung to her father while his parents talked about their meeting.
"We hope to spend much more time together." Said her mother, Scarlet Frisina. "We had a very beautiful, wonderful, very emotional meeting with her a moment ago and we are very grateful to have her back."
"It's been difficult, I'm happy to have my daughter where I know I can protect her and keep her safe, like a father always wants," said Caitlyn's father, Ward Frisina.
The prison records show that Rodriguez must appear in Onondaga's court on Monday.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said additional charges are possible and will hold a press conference on Monday to update the case.