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Wrongly deported teenager returns to US
Fifteen-year-old Texan girl deported to Colombia last May after giving a false name to police.
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2012 08:30

A 15-year-old girl from the US who ran away from home in late 2010 has been reunited with her family in Texas after being mistakenly deported to Colombia.

Jakadrien Lorece Turner, who was still on her own in April 2011, was arrested for minor theft and gave details that matched those of a 21-year-old Colombian woman who had entered the country without proper documents.

Turner was deported to Colombia in the following month, although she reportedly does not speak any Spanish.

After a Facebook connection in which her grandmother was able to find her, Turner is now home in Texas, but could face charges for falsifying her identity and misleading officials.

Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.

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Al Jazeera
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