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Niles man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping, stealing car sentenced

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NILES, Ohio - The Niles man accused of stealing a car with a sleeping two-year-old in the backseat has been sentenced.

Ross Francis. 42, was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to kidnapping and grand theft auto.

He originally apologized for blacking out and leaving the child unattended. He then blamed alcoholism for his actions. 

The missing child prompted a region-wide amber alert for the toddler, identified as Michael Babuka. He was not armed in the incident.

 

 

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