By DAVID N. GOODMAN, Associated Press
Katherine R. Lester is a straight-A student and student council member, her father said. "She's a good girl. Never had a problem with her," Terry Lester said.
MySpace.com is a social networking Web site with more 72 million members that lets users post photos, blogs and journals. There have been scattered accounts of sexual predators targeting minors they met through the site.
Katherine disappeared Monday after talking her family into
getting her a passport by saying she was going to
The FBI traced the teenager to a Wednesday flight from
At a scheduled stop in
It was not immediately known when she would arrive back in
Katherine apparently contacted the man from
MySpace forbids youngsters 13 and under from joining and provides special protections for those 14 and 15 — only people on their list of friends can view their profiles. Older users also have the option of restricting certain personal data so it can be seen only by people they have identified as friends.
Shawn Lester told The Saginaw News that her daughter has
"never given me a day's trouble. ... I just don't understand with all
these new laws protecting
State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said he could say little about the girl because of privacy rules.
Katherine and her mother live in Gilford, a village about 80
miles north of
The age of consent in
"We can be in love," he said. "Talk about some other things and you can be in trouble."
Associated Press Writer Shafika Mattar in