A kidnapped boy is to live with his siblings, a judge ruled on Wed., Jan. 9, 2013. The eight-year-old boy's name is Miguel Morin. He was kidnapped from his home in Houston when he was just eight months old. Since then, he has been shuffled from place to place, ultimately ending up in foster care after he was discovered living with his former babysitter's sister.
Now, Morin has finally been removed from the foster home where he was residing and reunited with the family he never knew. Morin's former babysitter Krystle Tanner and her mother, Gloria Walker, are both in custody after being charged with kidnapping and injury to a child stemming from Morin's 2004 disappearance, according to a Jan. 9, 2013 report by The Huffington Post. The two women have both pleaded not guilty.
Miguel Morin was discovered living with Krystle Tanner's sister in August 2011 after someone called Child Protective Services (CPS) to report that Tanner and her boyfriend were allegedly neglecting a newborn baby in the home. The caller also advised CPS that there was an eight-year-old boy living with the couple, reported ABC KTRE 9. That boy turned out to be Morin. After Tanner's arrest, her sister called authorities and admitted the kidnapped boy was living in her home.
Juanita and Joseph Aguillard currently care for Morin's four siblings. Now, the kidnapped boy is to live with his siblings at the Aguillards' home. Although he will not be living with his parents, they will be able to visit with him at the Aguillards', and they have requested weekend visitation with the boy at their home. Morin has already been spending time with his parents, Auboni Champion-Morin and Fernando Morin, during once-a-week therapy sessions, and he has gotten to know his siblings while visiting them at the Aguillards'. He joined his brothers and sisters in his new home on Fri., Jan. 11, 2013 where he was greeted with pizza and love.