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Man accused of kidnapping boy from Fife hotel, stealing ex-girlfriend’s money

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Sep. 4, 2012 at 9:14 am with 9 Comments »
September 4, 2012 9:14 am

A 41-year-old man is accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend’s 7-year-old son Monday night and handing the boy off to a family member who is a convicted sex offender, according to Fife police.

The boy’s mother reported him missing from a hotel in the 5200 block of 20th Street East.

She told police she left her son and ex-boyfriend together in a hotel room while she took a shower and emerged to find them gone. The woman called her ex-boyfriend several times to demand her son be brought back, but the man allegedly refused and hung up on her.

He is also accused of stealing $900 from the woman.

Officers discovered the man had just been released from jail last week for a domestic violence incident and asked the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for help in checking the home where he had been arrested.

The man was found there alone and told deputies he had given the boy to his brother, who is a convicted sex offender.

Several hours later, the brother took a taxi to the hotel and returned the boy. Police said the child was unharmed.

The ex-boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of theft and kidnapping. His brother was arrested on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender.

Leave a comment Comments → 9
  1. bricklayer40 says:

    Sounds like a lovely family

  2. So glad to hear the child was returned unharmed!

  3. Ortingmom says:

    She left her child with the ex who had recently been released from jail. The Mother is an idiot along with the others involved. Poor kid

  4. ginahopk says:

    The mother is a moron and the child is in danger with her. The child should be put in foster care. What kind of a life is it for the kid to live in a sleazy hotel room with a mother who runs around with fellons, sex offenders and probably drug addicts I’m sure? The child should be in a good home with his own room and bed to sleep in and getting ready for school now. The childs future is very grim if they let him stay with the mother. I sure hope the kidnapping charge sticks.

  5. mojjonation says:

    The sex offender brother of the recently released from jail ex boyfriend returned the kid unharmed. You can’t make this stuff up.

  6. cheetah says:

    Sure would love to hear the true character of the mom…now that the TNT has raked the loser boyfriend over the coals! Sounds like a real winner.

  7. pjennifer says:

    I must agree. The child should not be living in a hotel.
    If the mom loves the child enough she would find a good
    place even if it is foster care for him until she gets it
    together. As far as the boyfriend dropping the child off with
    a sex offender regardless of who he is. That is intentionally

  8. princessnancy says:

    OMG! Please take this child away from his mother and let him live where he can be protected and safe. There is a very good chance that this little boy will be put in another dangerous situation again…and the outcome may not be as rosy.

  9. frankiethomas says:

    This story breaks my heart – this poor boy should be looking at new clothes ad shoes and a crisp backpack and getting excited for 2nd grade, not living this nightmare.

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