ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 45-year-old man managed to signal a 16-year-old lady out of her faculty 10 instances in the previous couple of months, and now the 2 are lacking, police stated.
Allentown police issued a lacking individual alert Wednesday for Kevin Esterly and Amy Yu. A warrant for Esterly’s arrest for interference with the custody of a kid additionally was issued Wednesday, in accordance with the Allentown Morning Name.
Amy’s mom referred to as police on Feb. 9 to report Esterly had signed her youngster out of Lehigh Valley Academy earlier that day with out permission, in accordance with court docket paperwork obtained by the newspaper.
The mom referred to as police once more on Feb. 15, and officers arrived to inform Esterly and his spouse, Stacey, to avoid the household’s residence. It wasn’t clear within the court docket information why the couple had been there.
Police interviewed the teenager just a few days later, and she or he advised them Esterly had signed her out of faculty about 5 instances. Nonetheless, investigators checked the Bethlehem constitution faculty’s information and located Esterly signed Amy out of faculty 10 instances between Nov. 13 and Feb. 9 with out her dad and mom’ permission.
Susan Mauser, CEO of the Worldwide Baccalaureate faculty, stated protocol is that solely guardians or emergency contacts can choose up college students in grades Ok-12. She could not say whether or not Esterly was listed as an emergency contact for the teenager.
The varsity is ensuring all protocols had been adopted and are working with police to offer no matter they want of their investigation, she stated.
“We simply actually hope she returns to her household quickly,” she stated.
On Monday, Amy’s mom reported her as a runaway. Police contacted Stacey Esterly, who advised them she final noticed her husband at 6 a.m. that day and that he’d taken private paperwork and withdrawn $four,000 from her account. No cellphone quantity may very well be discovered for the Esterlys.
Police say Amy and Kevin Esterly, who works as a concrete contractor, had a “secretive relationship.” They had been final seen Monday close to Amy’s mum or dad’s residence in Allentown and could be in Esterly’s 1999 crimson Honda Accord.