CERES, Calif. (AP) — Police say a toddler abducted by his father last year has been found safe seven months after he was taken from a central California social services building.
Ceres Police Sgt. Jose Berber tells the Modesto Bee 2-year-old Kayden Carranza was found Wednesday living with his father, Pioquinto Carranza, in Modesto. Carranza was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping.
Police say that Carranza went into the Stanislaus County Social Services building on Aug. 30 and convinced the boy’s legal guardian to let him take the child outside to change his diaper. He then took the boy out of the area.
Berber says Carranza lost custody of his son in December 2015 after a search at a Ceres home found guns and drugs, leading to the boy’s removal by county Child Protective Services.