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Alabama Boy Found Safe After Going Missing 13 Years Ago

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An Alabama teenager who disappeared 13 years ago was found safe in Ohio on Nov. 1, Fox 8 News in Cleveland reports.

Julian Hernandez, now 18, was reported missing by his mother in Aug. 2002, after being allegedly abducted from the city of Birmingham by his non-custodial father Bobby Hernandez.

Thirteen years later, when the young Hernandez was attempting to apply to college, he realized that his Social Security number did not match his name, District Attorney Brandon Falls, of Alabama’s Jefferson County, told local TV station WVTM.

Hernandez and a school counselor then learned that he was on the database of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the station says.

Bobby Hernandez has now been charged in connection with the abduction and with identity theft, WVTM reports.


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