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Wife of man arrested in Mexico with teen files for divorce

This combination of photos provided by the Allentown, Pa., Police Department shows Amy Yu, left, and Kevin Esterly. On Saturday, March 17, 2018, authorities said the missing Pennsylvania teenager and the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission were located in Mexico. (Associated Press)
This combination of photos provided by the Allentown, Pa., Police Department shows Amy Yu, left, and Kevin Esterly. On Saturday, March 17, 2018, authorities said the missing Pennsylvania teenager and the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission were located in Mexico. (Associated Press)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The wife of a Pennsylvania man arrested in Mexico with a missing 16-year-old girl has filed for divorce.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reported that 45-year-old Kevin Esterly’s wife filed for divorce Monday, citing infidelity and an “irretrievable breakdown” of their marriage.

Esterly and the teenager were found in Mexico on March 17, about two weeks after they disappeared from Allentown.

Police have said they believe the girl went willingly with Esterly, who had posed as her stepfather and repeatedly signed her out of school in recent months.

The girl’s family previously said the two met at church years ago, and the teenager was friends with one of Esterly’s four children.

Esterly is in jail on a felony charge of custodial interference.


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