It gave the family of missing Timmothy Pitzen, a new hope, as a dilapidated young man claimed that he was the light-haired boy, who disappeared when he was six years old in 2011.
He said that he had escaped from two kidnappers who had held him captive for seven years and had subjected him to sexual abuse and violence.
But a dna test put out quickly hope.
It stated that the young man lied about his identity and in fact was the 23-year-old Brian Michael Rini. The us authorities reveal more about the scammer, there is absolutely not is an unknown leaf from the police.
According to the state attorney Ben Glassman from southern Ohio Rini 'in fact on two previous occasions, claimed to be a victim of human trafficking of minors for prostitution', he says at a press conference according to CNN. He was last released on parole 7. march after a verdict of one and a half years for the burglary and vandalism.
In this case rejected the Brian Rini to have taken his fingerprints, which already aroused the police's suspicion.
the district attorney told the press conference that Brian Rini heard about the missing boy in a tv program several weeks before he assumed the fake identity.
he repeated to FBI agents, even though they informed him that it was illegal to lie to a police authority. But when the dna test was ready, he confirmed his true identity.
He could now up to eight years in prison for lying to a police authority.
Brian Rini is convicted several times and have, on two previous occasions, claimed to be a victim of trafficking in human beings. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
the district attorney sends his thoughts to Timmothy Pitzens family.
- I can only imagine the pain they have been through, and as this episode has caused, he says.
Ed Kinney, who is police chief in Medina, Ohio, tells also to the ABC station WLS, to Brian Rini has a alenlang criminal history of those, between 50 to 60 accounts, and the documented mental health problems.
It confirms his brother Jonathan Rini.
He received treatment, but he stopped and began to get in more trouble. I have said to the family that I am sorry of what he has done, says brother ABC station WEWS.
Timmothy Pitzen was six years old when he disappeared in may 2011. His mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, had taken him out of school and took him on a three-day trip, where they were in zoos, and several water parks.
Timmothy Pitzen was last seen in a water park in Wisconsin with his mother. She was later found dead in a motel room, where she had committed suicide. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
They traveled over 800 miles in the three days, and on the way called the mother of several family members to tell you, that boy had it good.
But subsequently she was found dead in a motel room in Illinois, where she had committed suicide. By her side was a message which said that Timmothy was safe and with people who would love and take care of him.
'find him, never', it said on the label.
But the family of Timmothy are not stopped in their attempts to look for him.
- It is devastating. It's like reliving the day again, and Timmothys father is distraught again, says the boy's aunt Kara Jacobs, according to the New York Post, while the boy's grandmother says that they are not sure on Brian Rini.
- I'm so sorry for the young man, who clearly has it terribly and felt the need to say that he was a time, says Alana Anderson.