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article imageAbducted Alabama teen rescued by FBI

By Owen Weldon     Sep 23, 2012 in Crime
Federal agents found a kidnapped girl from Alabama and arrested her mother and stepfather, who are being accused of abducting her.
Police on Saturday said that federal agents were able to find the girl after a woman in Cincinnati, Ohio, gave them a tip.
The missing teen, Ailene Mariz Lander, 15, was recovered on Saturday morning, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was placed in protective custody. Her five siblings were also placed in protective custody, according to Montgomery Advertiser.
According to WTVY, Edward J. Hanko, Special Agent In Charge at the FBI office in Cincinnati, said that Charles Partin, 36, was arrested on a federal warrant for kidnapping. Authorities suspect that Partin kidnapped Lander from the Southeast Alabama Medical Center back on September 17, 2012.
According to San Francisco Chronicle, Lander's mother, Julie Ann Bethke, now faces state charges in Alabama.
Days before Lander disappeared, Hanko went onto his Facebook page and posted that the state had taken custody of his stepdaughter and that he missed her a lot.
The woman who provided the tip to authorities said that she allowed the family to stay at her home on Friday night because they needed somewhere to stay. Eventually the woman became suspicious and that was when she called law enforcement.
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