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UPDATE: Missing Girl Found In Anza Met Man Through PlayStation

Stephanie Brie Rodriguez, 12, met Ivan Felipe Cerda through a social networking site for PlayStation users, according to Whittier police Lt. Carlos Solorza.

A 12-year-old girl missing from Whittier who was found in Anza, outside Temecula, met the man she was with on a PlayStation social networking site, police said.

Stephanie Brie Rodriguez allegedly left her home with Ivan Felipe Cerda, who lives with his mother in Vista, on Friday afternoon.

He was driving his mother's Volkswagen Passat when he picked up the girl, police said.

The two had met on the site, then Cerda allegedly drove up to get Stephanie.

Whittier police Lt. Carlos Solorza said that Cerda would face a charge of depriving a parent of custodial rights, pending determination of whether there was any intimate contact between the suspect and the girl.

"We will also be returning her to Whittier," Solorza said.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A 12-year-old girl who ran away from her home near Los Angeles, allegedly with a 20-year-old man she met on the Internet, was found safe today in rural Anza, outside Temecula.

Stephanie Brie Rodriguez allegedly left her home with Ivan Felipe Cerda, who lives with his mother in Vista, on Friday afternoon.

Police in her hometown of Whittier said she was found at 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

Cerda was taken into custody, according to Whittier police.

"My understanding is that they were located at a park," said Whittier police Lt. Carlos Solorza.

 The lieutenant said that Cerda and the girl were attending a sporting event at the park for a Cerda family member and when they were spotted by a relative, sheriff's deputies were called.

Cerda's mother had called her family and warned them all that her son might show up somewhere with the girl and asked all her relatives to call authorities if any of them spotted the child, Solorza said.

"When they showed up at the park, the family member called police," Solorza said.

According to police, Stephanie left her home at 11500 Broadway Ave., about 2 pm. and was later picked up by the suspect and taken to his mother's home in Vista for a short time.

Cerda was driving his mother's Volkswagen Passat.

Cerda was being held at a sheriff's substation in Hemet -- as was the girl -- until detectives from Whittier could get there and interview them, the lieutenant said.

st June 06, 2011 at 03:04 AM
WEll i agree with all you but i do think its ridiculos that the family had them follow them to the hcr field with all the kids there to see...why not take it to ur own house or something not when the poor kids are trying to take pics and play their games...but its over with and i hope that guy learned his lesson on trying to hook up with young girls on line look at her picture definitely not 18
h.t June 06, 2011 at 04:37 AM
for some reason everyones leaving the part out where these two decided the only way out after the cops were called was romeo and juliet style and began cutting themselves with razor blades and there was a scuffle to remove a razor blade from his hand 7 razor baldes in total removed from the vehicle ambulance and fire truck were called in so my opion is it could have been done somewere else and a big cry for help from that little girl she needs server evaluation and help hopefully it doesnt go over looked and just sent home!
Da Widdo Stephy November 10, 2011 at 08:38 PM
okay all you people need to shut the fuck up<3 and mind your buisness who ever is writing on this need to get there facts straight!because its stupid af'!and umm who the fuck does "h.t"have the right to talk about me and say what should happen to me?!&& yes this is the girl stephine
stephine April 04, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Shut the F*ck up. he didnt retry and hook up with me. Get your sh*t straight before talking because your talking out of your ass right now. and how old do i look the? stupid http://tattedupbitches.tumblr.com/
stanz May 02, 2012 at 08:34 PM
To "Da Widdo Stephy" I think what H.T. is trying to say is your messed up little head needs help and its a shame that obviously you didn't get any help by the sounds of how you talk. Your parents should never let you on the internet till your 18 and get you some serious counseling. I was there that day as well it was a sick horrible thing for young children to see i just hope none of them turn out to be as f*cked up as you! Get help sweetie and better your self no older man is going to help out your crazy thoughts...

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