AUSTIN, Texas (AP/WTXL) - Authorities say a Texas girl that was kidnapped 12 years ago has been found with her mother in Mexico, and the mother is now facing charges in the U.S.
The FBI says Sabrina Allen was found Tuesday night in Mexico City. She was reported missing by her father in 2002, after the then-4-year-old girl vanished after a weekend visit with her mother.
The girl is now 17, and her mother is 44, according to the FBI.
Allen's mother, Dara Marie Llorens, allegedly violated a court-ordered custody agreement back in 2002, according to CNN. After violating the agreement, the FBI says that was when she disappeared with her daughter.
During a scheduled pickup two days later, Llorens failed to return her daughter to her father, the FBI said to CNN.
According to the website Allen's father, Gregory Allen, created, the mother and daughter were found in Mexico City in June 2003 under the fake names of Blanca Aurora Fabian Uribe and Adriana Fabian Uribe, but they eluded authorities.
The case was twice profiled on "America's Most Wanted."
The teen and her mother, Dara Llorens, were flown back to Texas early Wednesday. Llorens is now jailed in Austin on an aggravated kidnapping charge and being held on a $300,000 bond.
Gregory Allen said during a news conference with Austin police that he's looking forward to giving his daughter a hug. Authorities didn't reveal the teen's whereabouts.
"She's been told I'm a bad guy, that I'm a wife beater," he said to CNN. "She's just not ready to see me and my family. I hope and pray that's coming soon, and I can't predict it."