New Iberia man faces kidnapping charge after taking 18-month-old child

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A New Iberia man was charged with aggravated kidnapping after taking an 18-month-old child.

Louisiana State Police (LSP) was notified by the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 11 about a possible child abduction.

LSP said an investigation by troopers found that the child was located in East Baton Rouge Parish with 25-year-old John Michael Mason of New Iberia.

Troopers said the child was safe and Mason was arrested and booking to the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. He was charged with aggravated kidnapping.

LSP said the kidnapping remains under investigation.

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