Runaway Christian Convert Won't Return to Family

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The 17-year-old Ohio girl who converted to Christianity will not be returning to her Muslim family.

Rifq Bary reached a settlement with her parents Tuesday to remain in foster care until she turns 18, officials said. After that, the teen will be free to live where she pleases.

The settlement caps a six-month legal battle between Bary and her parents. The teen fled her home in Columbus, Ohio last August after claiming that her father had threatened to kill her life for leaving islam - a charge her father denied.

Her attorney said Bary and her parents love and respect one another and will try to resolve their differences through counseling.

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