PITTSBORO — A Chatham County boy was handed over to U.S. authorities Friday after his father was convicted of kidnapping him six years ago, according to Kayley Taber, managing assistant district attorney for Chatham County.
Edwin Sanchez Gonzalez crossed the Mexican/American border at Brownsville, Texas, where he soon will be re-united with his mother, Florentina Gonzalez Coria.
Gonzalez was 2 years old when he taken from his mother on October 1, 2006 by his father, Jorge Sanchez Aguilera, and four masked men .
The men, led by Aguilera, held Coria, her cousin and father at gunpoint and duct taped them to chairs.
Aguilera then fled to Mexico with the boy where he lived for five years until Mexican Authorities located him last year. He was returned to Chatham County and convicted of three counts of first degree kidnapping, first degree burglary and second degree kidnapping for a charge two months prior to the boy’s abduction.
Aguilera’s sentencing has been continued until Dec. 10 with the intention that the child be returned before sentencing is handed down.