Dad GEONALDO R. YOUNG is charged with beating the mother of their son with a plastic baseball bat and then abducting their 2-year-old son. Do you think that a parental kidnapper who does such a thing has strictly altruistic motives? Not on your life. This is just power and control. Knowing how these cases usually play out, it was just a question of time before Dad either abandons the child (if the child is lucky) or hurts or kills the traumatized child.
Police charge SC father with kidnapping son
Associated Press - September 30, 2009 9:05 AM ET
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Police in South Carolina say a man accused of beating the mother of his son and taking the 2-year-old boy from his home in North Charleston has been arrested.
Multiple media outlets reported that 27-year-old Geonaldo R. Young was captured Tuesday afternoon. Young is charged with kidnapping and criminal domestic violence after police say he beat his ex-girlfriend with a plastic baseball bat and took their son.
Authorities say they received a call from the child's mother around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, stating she had been assaulted by Young. The woman says she was held against her will but was able to escape.
When police arrived, Young and the boy were gone. The toddler was later turned over to authorities by a relative of Young.