Joy over reunion with son abducted 31 years ago

Joy over reunion with son abducted 31 years ago

Joy over reunion with son abducted 31 years ago

A Jamaican-Canadian woman has been reunited with her son who was abducted more than 30 years ago as a toddler.

He and his father lived under assumed names in the United States until late last week, when his father was caught allegedly using falsified documents.

"After taking his son away from his son's mother, this defendant is alleged to have lived a lie for the last 31 years in violation of numerous U.S. laws", U.S. Attorney John H. Durham said in a press release.

Jermaine, who is now 33, grew up believing that his mother died.

According to police, Lynneth Mann-Lewis' 21-month-old son was abducted by Allan Mann, the boy's father, in 1987 during a court ordered visit near Toronto. He also faces charges in the US for making false statements.

Banks said Mann Jr.is now facing multiple criminal charges south of the border, but will be extradited to Canada to face one count of abduction in his son's disappearance. "He said he was originally from SC that his wife left with their son, after removing all the money from the Bank account", - told one of the neighbors. I touched him. I said 'Oh my God! "Believe that all things are possible".

She expressed her gratitude to the Missing Children Society of Canada and the US officials for working to find her son. He is said to have used a fake birth certificates to help create new identities for the two.

Allan Mann Jr (left) has been arrested while his son, Jermaine Allan Mann (right), has been reunited with his mum. "I said, 'Baby, c'mon, '" because she didn't want him to be on the road too late, she said. Jermaine's case had been the fixation of Ted Davis, an investigator at Missing Children Society of Canada.

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"We thank the many law enforcement agencies, in the USA and Canada, that have investigated this matter, worked hard to apprehend this fugitive and finally provided some answers to a mother who has suffered with her son's absence for far too long", said Durham.

She had praise for officials who waded through hundreds of tips and interviews over the years, as well as for Mann-Lewis and her relatives.

After decades of waiting, Mann-Lewis said in many ways the last few hours before seeing her son again were the worst.

The investigation has involved multiple US agencies as well as Toronto police and the RCMP.

Later that month, a forensic specialist from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children analysed an old photo of Allan Mann and the 2015 photo on DeSouza's CT driver's license and determined they were likely the same person, the warrant said.

Wanting to cook for her son, Mann-Lewis went to a supermarket and purchased enough chicken and vegetables for a feast - only to learn that her son prefers not to eat meat.

They will be joined by Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders and a representative from the Missing Children Society of Canada. "I am the proof that after 31 long years of suffering one should never give up", she was quoted as saying by CBC News.

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