Man arrested in Mexico with teen girl back in Pennsylvania

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Authorities say a man who frequently checked is a teenager from school without her parents knowledge, and fled to Mexico with her is back in Pennsylvania to face the charges.

The Lehigh County district attorney’s office said Saturday that the 45-year-old Kevin Esterly came back in Allentown, 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Philadelphia, after being extradited from Miami, Florida.

The federal agents and Mexican authorities found him and 16-year-old Amy Yu in Playa del Carmen a week ago and flew them to Miami. The two had been missing since 5 March.

Prosecutors say the married father of four faces a felony charge of interference with the custody of a child. The county public defender’s office, listed in court documents as representing him, could not be reached for comment on Saturday.

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