Man Charged With Kidnapping Child At Weekend
A 49-year-old man will appear in court later charged with the kidnap and sexual assault of a 10-year-old child on Sunday.
The man has been identified as Michael Jackson from Oldbury, West Midlands.
Police launched an investigation after the youngster was reported missing in Oldbury by a worried family member at 9.15am when he failed to return home.
Police officers and members of the public searched the area for more than two hours before a neighbour spotted the boy inside a property at around 11.30am.
He was returned to his family shortly afterwards.
Emma Garnett, senior crown prosecutor from [url=http://www.cps.gov.uk/westmidlands/]West Midlands CPS[/url], said: "Having carefully examined all of the available information which was submitted to me by the police, I have decided that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Michael Jackson with one count each of kidnap, false imprisonment, threats to kill and sexual assault.
"I have also authorised the police to charge him with one further count of child abduction which is in connection with a separate incident involving an 11-year-old child."
Jackson will appear before Warley Magistrates' Court.
Police said the further charge of child abduction related to a separate incident on September 14 in which an 11-year-old child from Oldbury was allegedly abducted.
"They were unharmed and came forward to police after the events of Sunday," the force said in a statement.
Police have been questioning three men, aged 49, 30 and 48, all from the local area, on suspicion of kidnap.
Police said that a 48-year-old man arrested in connection with the investigation had been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
A 30-year-old man has been released without charge.
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