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Father of Missing Victorville Teen Uses YouTube to Beg Her to Come Home

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The father of 13-year-old Miranda Hemphill of Victorville has turned to the internet to appeal to his missing daughter.

An Amber Alert was issued overnight for the missing teen, who was last seen Sunday, and is thought to be with 22-year-old Ivan Lopez of Lennox, according to LA Now. "Lopez is wanted on a 2009 felony warrant for a sex crime against a minor." Hemphill's father notes in the video that his daughter met Lopez online.

In the video, Hemphill's father begs for his "hummingbird" to come home, noting that she has the rest of her life to grow up and become a woman, and that she doesn't belong to Lopez. The duo may have taken off in "a gray-and-white primer-colored 1973 Chevrolet van, California license plate number 2CIW894," and could be headed to, or already in, Las Vegas, according to a live report on KTLA.