Abducted child found in Florida 2 years later

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Authorities have recovered a child in Florida they say was abducted by his mother in Massachusetts two years ago. 

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 40-year-old Christina Hale was arrested Tuesday at an Orange County home. 

Authorities say Hale fled Webster, Massachusetts, with her now-5-year-old son after a court in that state awarded full custody to the child’s father in September 2016. 

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently received a tip about Hale, and Webster police contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Florida deputies began watching a home and eventually spotted her. 

The child reunited with his father, who lives in Massachusetts, and Hale was jailed as a fugitive for an out-of-state kidnapping charge. 

Jail records didn’t list a defense attorney.

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