Sept. 30, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A Queens man has been charged for kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter from Pennsylvania Friday and transporting her to New York City.
Juan Torres, 41, allegedly snatched his estranged daughter in Montgomery County on Sept. 25 and drove her to Queens, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
Hours later Torres handed himself in to cops at the 104th precinct in Ridgewood where he was arrested, the NYPD said.
Torres has been charged with fugitive from justice by the Queens DA and several other charges by Pennsylvania prosecutors.
Torres, who was allegedly armed and wearing body armor, abducted Giselle Torres from her home in Elkins Park with the help of two other men following a custody dispute, according to 6abc News.
An amber alert was issued for the child before a negotiator talked Torres into releasing her and handing himself over to the police, the news outlet reported.
Torres was transferred back to Pennsylvania Tuesday where prosecutors charged him with kidnapping, false imprisonment, interference with the custody of children, concealment of the whereabouts of a child, endangering the welfare of children and simple assault, 6abc News reported.
Bail was set at $1 million cash and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 9, according to the news organization.
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— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) September 26, 2020