An Amber alert was issued on August 25, 2017 for a missing four-year-old boy. The child disappeared overnight in Orange County, prompting his family to call law enforcement officials. The child was located safe just before 6 in the morning.
According to the Amber alert, the child had last been seen in Orlando in the 7400 block of Beacon Hill Loop. He was last observed to be wearing a Ninja Turtles T-shirt and light up sneakers. It was presumed that he was in the custody of his grandmother, traveling in a Kia Soul. That proved to be the case, and the boy’s grandmother was taken into custody. She was arrested on a charge of interfering with custody and held on a $2,500 bond.
It is unclear who has legal custody of the child in this case or why the grandmother felt the need to remove the child from his home and leave the area. One thing is for certain: Interfering with custody is a crime, even in emergency situations. When a person who does not have custody of a child removes them from their home or anywhere else, they can be charged with a crime.
Issues of child custody are often complex and require the knowledge and experience of a qualified attorney. If you need assistance with custody or any other family law matter in Orlando, reach out to our team of attorneys. We will review your case with your at no cost and advise you of your legal options.