OH man pleads not guilty in missing child hoax

Grand Jury Indicts Ohio Man Accused of Claiming to Be Missing Child Timmothy Pitzen

Grand Jury Indicts Ohio Man Accused of Claiming to Be Missing Child Timmothy Pitzen

- An Ohio man accused of claiming to be a missing child from IL is facing new charges.

Brian Michael Rini, 23, of Medina, now faces two counts of lying to federal agents and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Rini told investigators in Kentucky that he ran across an OH bridge to escape kidnappers who sexualy abused him.

The FBI said DNA testing established his identity as a convicted felon who had been released on probation in March from an OH prison after serving more than a year on burglary and vandalism charges.

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Authorities have asked anyone with genuine information about the case to call Aurora police at 630-256-5000 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

He eventually confessed, telling investigators that he came up with the ruse to get away from his family.

Rini has twice before made bogus claims about being a juvenile sex trafficking victim and only admitted to the hoax this time after being confronted with the results of a DNA test, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. In those instances, he was only identified once he was fingerprinted, according to the Department of Justice. But a DNA test revealed his true identity. "When questioned further, it is alleged that Rini stated 'he wished he had a father like Timmothy's'".

Timmothy Pitzen went missing from Aurora, Ill.in 2011 when he was 6-years-old. She was found dead of an apparent suicide in an IL hotel a few days later. Rini had been found April 3 wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky, where police say he claimed to be the Pitzen boy at age 14 and told them he escaped captors who sexually abused him. She left a note saying that her son was safe with people who would love and care for him, adding: "You will never find him". A federal magistrate ordered for him to be detained pending trial.

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