The lawyer for a 27-year-old soccer coach accused of running away with a teenage girl says his client wants to return to Florida from NY as soon as possible to face charges.
They expect Florida authorities to travel to NY to get Rodriguez this week. According to the friend, Caitlyn said the two were planning to leave and she (Caitlyn) didn't know how to get out of going.
A 17-year-old Florida girl named Caitlyn Frisina was found by state troopers in upstate NY, she was located along with the 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez who is a family friend and an assistant soccer coach of Frisina's father's at Fort White High School, according to the authorities.
Caitlyn returned to Columbia County on Sunday after a touching reunion with her parents in Syracuse on Saturday. He will return to Columbia County. Police said they found footprints outside of the teen's home, and she appears to have left through a window.
Officials at Fort White High School suspended Rodriguez, who coached the boys' soccer team at the north Florida school. The teen's friend later revealed to the anxious parents that Frisina had previously "hooked up" with Rodriguez, the affidavit stated.
Frisina's friend told police that the teen had cold feet about trip but didn't know how to handle it.
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Rian Rodriguez, 27, is charged with interference with child custody, a third-degree felony, but could face additional charges.
The 17-year-old girl sneaked out of her home in Fort White on November 25, authorities said. She also took out $200 from an ATM in Georgia the day she went missing.
The teenager did not speak to reporters, but her mother Scarlet expressed joy in having her daughter home. He said Frisina has family in NY and Rodriguez has family in Canada and possibly Pennsylvania.
Frisina's parents told police they had "no indicators" of "any type of relationship between these two", Murray Smith, public information officer for the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, told ABC News this week. The father made the discovery after Caitlyn disappeared.
Hunter said a sharp-eyed NY state trooper spotted the auto Caitlyn and Rodriguez were traveling in as he was headed home from a shift spent working on a task force that was looking for the pair.