According to the Jefferson County, Alabama, District Attorney, the true identity of the Ohio teen who went ṃïṩṩïńġ as a boy 13 years ago in Alabama was revealed after he couldn’t validate his Social Security number.
Bobby Hernandez, the boy’s father, was arrested in Ohio on charges of tampering with public records, and Alabama officials issued a warrant for his arrest for felony interference with custody, according to officials.
Julian Hernandez, now 18, went ṃïṩṩïńġ after his mother reported him ṃïṩṩïńġ to Vestavia Hills ρσℓι¢є. He was only five years old at the time. He was taken in a “noncustodial parental abduction,” according to ρσℓι¢є.
Julian appeared to have been kidnapped by his father, Bobby, during a custody battle, but he had emptied his bank accounts and left no trace of himself. As a result, he was impossible to track down because he had dropped off the radar.Authorities have pursued numerous leads as to Julian’s whereabouts over the years, from Florida to cαnαdα, according to ρσℓι¢є today. According to ρσℓι¢є, each one was a dєαd end until this week.
Julian, who “was doing well in school,” was “looking to go to college,” according to Lt. Johnny Evans of the Vestavia Hills Police Department. “And when he started the process, that’s when things started to fall into place.” According to Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls, the discovery of his identity occurred when he was unable to validate his Social Security number.
He understood that he was applying to colleges and that there were some discrepancies in his Social Security number because he and his father were both living under false names. Following the disclosure of the information, “he worked with his school counselor, and it was discovered that he was on the National Database for Missing and Exploited Children,” according to Falls. “At that point, either he or his counselor contacted the authorities in Ohio, and their investigation began.”
Julian’s mother had long suspected that his father, Bobby Hernandez, was to blame. She was convinced he was involved in her son’s noncustodial parental abduction, but Bobby had also vanished.
Authorities were able to track down Julian’s father, Bobby Hernandez, as a result of this. In an Ohio courtroom, Julian told Judge Cäṩṩandra Collier-Williams that he didn’t believe his father deserved to go to jail, causing Bobby to cry.
Julian had been ṃïṩṩïńġ for years, but a family secret had been revealed by his college advisor. When she tried to solve the mystery surrounding Julian and his non-matching social security number, she discovered that he had been reported ṃïṩṩïńġ by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Bobby Hernandez, now 53, apologized for his radical actions. He sobbed as he tried to explain why he had taken his son. Julian was described as “the most important person in my life” by him. Bobby Hernandez was arrested while working at a factory in Cleveland. He eventually pleaded guilty to charges such as k̾i̾d̾n̾a̾p̾p̾i̾n̾g, interference with custody, tampering with records, and, of course, forgery.