Children who were allegedly kidnapped from Los Angeles County four years ago by their mother, in violation of a child custody agreement, have been found in Mexico, Fox News reports.
The three children are the grandchildren of Rep. Gary Miller of California.
According to the news source, Jennifer Lopez DeJongh allegedly fled with her three sons, violating an agreement for child custody with ex-husband Brian Miller. The kids were found in Tijuana, Mexico, and transferred to U.S. authorities. Soon, the 12-year-old and his 10-year-old twin brothers will be reunited with their family.
DeJongh and her husband, George DeJongh, were arrested and the mother is currently being held on $500,000 bail. She faces up to three years in prison for the charge of child custody deprivation.
The Los Angeles Times reports that DeJongh and Miller were in a battle over custodial rights regarding medical and educational decisions before the alleged kidnapping.
Rep. Gary Miller thanked everyone involved with returning his grandchildren, stating that he would like to express “my deep appreciation for all of my colleagues, friends and constituents who have given my family their support and their prayers during this extremely difficult time.”