Three people from Kentucky are accused of kidnapping two children and bringing them to Mexico, including a man convicted of sexual assault, the Lexington Herald Leader reports.
Authorities were notified on February 4 about the missing children, who were believed to have been taken day earlier, according to the Lewis County Herald.
Lt. Joe Paul Gilbert of the Vanceburg, Kentucky Police Department said the suspects entered Mexico from a border crossing in Laredo, Texas.
Two of the suspects, 30-year-old Kristy Carrington and 29-year-old Jay Thompson, were apprehended when they attempted to cross the border back into the United States, according to WSAZ-TV.
The third suspect, 39-year-old Victor Carrington, was reportedly holding the children and turned himself in to authorities several days later.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly took custody of the suspects at the border and returned them to Kentucky, the television station reports.
The children also are back in the state and are safe, according to the Lewis County Herald.
Victor Carrington was indicted two years ago on multiple counts of first-degree sexual abuse, according to court documents. He had been scheduled for a sentencing hearing on February 6, but he did not appear, court records show.
Victor Carrington and Kristy Carrington both have been charged with two counts of kidnapping a minor. The nature of their relationship was not immediately known.
Thompson has been charged with one count of kidnapping a minor.
The suspects were booked into the Lewis County Detention Center on Monday.
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