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Child reportedly abducted by own mother finally found: police

Child reportedly abducted by own mother finally found: police

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities say they’ve recovered a child in Florida who they say was abducted by his mother in Massachusetts two years ago.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 40-year-old Christina Hale was arrested Tuesday at an Orange County home.

Authorities say Hale fled Webster, Massachusetts, with her now-5-year-old son after a court in that state awarded full custody to the child’s father in September 2016.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently received a tip about Hale, and Webster police contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Florida deputies began watching a home and eventually spotted Hale.

The child reunited with his father, who lives in Massachusetts.

Hale was being held as a fugitive for an out-of-state kidnapping charge. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.

Published at Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:45:06 +0000