Four allegedly abduct child during CPS visit - Tucson News Now

Four allegedly abduct child during CPS visit

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Four people face felony charges for a possible child abduction that occurred during supervised visitation at a secure facility last month.

Police said a woman was with her 6-year-old son, who was in CPS custody, for supervised visiting hours at the facility on July 26.

The 37-year-old mother reportedly fled the facility with her child during a disturbance caused by someone who was waiting with three others in a car outside the facility.

An investigation by the Crimes Against Persons Division and the U.S. Marshals Service led detectives to a Maricopa County residence where the mother and child were located on Thursday. The boy was safe and unharmed, according to police.

Two more people found at the residence were arrested for involvement with the custodial interference, and a fourth person, previously identified during the investigation, turned herself in to Maricopa County authorities.

Officials said the four suspects were part of a small organized group that was philosophically opposed to CPS, and were allegedly involved in activities in opposition to CPS in Phoenix.

They were booked into the Maricopa County Jail, all on one count of custodial interference and await extradition to Tucson.

The boy was returned to CPS custody.

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The investigation is ongoing.

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