Clinton Teen Rebecca Arthur Says Parents Gave Permission for Morocco Trip

A Connecticut teen reported missing after flying to Morocco to see a boyfriend she met online says she had her parents’ permission to travel there, according to Moroccan media outlet Hespress.
Rebecca Arthur, 17, of Clinton, Connecticut, was found safe Friday morning in the seaside community of Essaouira, where she has been staying with her Moroccan boyfriend and his family since flying out from JFK International Airport on Monday.

Arthur’s mother dropped her off at the terminal and told police she believed her daughter was going to California to visit a friend.
That’s not the story Arthur tells.

«I am safe and OK with my boyfriend Simo and his family, and I have my parents’ permission to come here and visit and spend time with them,» a young woman who appears to be Arthur says in a video published by Hespress.

Although NBC Connecticut has not independently verified the video, Clinton police spokesman Sgt. Jeremiah Dunn said he believes the video is legitimate and the young woman is most likely Arthur.