Police: Missing Iowa girl may be with fugitive

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February 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old missing Des Moines girl may be with a wanted man. Des Moines television station KCCI-TV says Karina Rodriquez Resendiz was reported missing by her parents. Police say the girl has been missing for two weeks, when she failed to show up for class after her mother had taken her to school. Police believe she may have willing gone with 18-year-old Sergio Lopez, whom police say is wanted on a sexual abuse charge. He also has been charged in a warrant for failing to appear in court on the sex abuse charge. Police say they believe Lopez has violated a protection order prohibiting him from contacting the missing girl