STOCKTON (CBS13) – The Stockton teen who authorities believe ran away with her wrestling coach has been found safe.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office says the 16-year-old, Alexus, was found safe in Stockton thanks to an anonymous tip.
Deputies say the coach, 25-year-old Phillip Maglaya, has been taken into custody.
The teen is now home with her parents.
Maglaya has been booked into San Joaquin County Jail. He’s facing charges of child abduction, child endangerment, harmful matter sent to a child with the intent to seduce, contact with a minor for a sex offense, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and additional felony sex offenses.
Police said she may have been involved in more than just a teacher-student relationship with Maglaya when they went missing about a week ago.
Her family released a statement through the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday pleading for anyone who knows anything to report it to authorities.
Maglaya is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Friday at 1:30 p.m.