Boy's family arrested, charged with staging his kidnapping


Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

TROY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri boy's mother, grandmother and aunt face charges after authorities say they staged his kidnapping to teach him about stranger danger.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office say the three wanted to scare the 6-year-old because he was too nice to people. They enlisted help from the aunt's co-worker, who lured the child into his pickup. Deputies say he tied the boy and blindfolded him before driving him to his Troy home.

The mother is charged with felony kidnapping and abuse or neglect of a child. The others are charged with felony kidnapping, felonious restraint, and abuse or neglect of a child.

They're being held in jail on a $250,000 bond. It wasn't immediately known if they had attorneys.

The boy, who told school officials, is in protective custody.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

U.S.
The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast