Runaway Convert

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Ohio teenager who ran away from her Muslim parents to live with a Christian family in Florida told investigators her father struck her and planned to arrange her marriage.

Those details were included in an interview Rifqa Bary had with Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents released Thursday after a public records request by the Orlando Sentinel.

Authorities found no evidence the girl was ever threatened or
endangered.

Her parents have vehemently denied all Rifqa's allegations.

She remains in central Florida, but probably not for long.

A judge last week said Rifqa and her case should be transferred back
to Ohio.

However, he first wanted to see immigration papers and proof she could continue online schooling there.

The education documents have since been filed, but not the immigration records.


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