Mother and Father, a veteran of the US Navy, have Son together.
Five years later, Mother and Father separate.
Father allegedly abducts Son and relocates with him from Alabama to Ohio.
Where they remain, under falsified identities, for the next decade.
They lead a good life and Son is a well-rounded honor student.
While Son is applying to colleges, he discovers a problem with his social security number.
Which leads to Father’s abduction of Son coming to light.
Father is ultimately sentenced to four years in prison for his actions after pleading guilty.
One year into his sentence, Father seeks early release from prison.
Apparently, for owning up to kidnapping Son and depriving Mother and Son of contact for a decade.
Mother and Son have spent holidays together since Father’s arrest.
If Father is released early from prison in Ohio, Alabama legal authorities may opt to prosecute Father themselves for interference with child custody.
Read more in this Associated Press news article: Dad who took boy from his mom in 2002 seeks prison release.