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Child kidnapped from N.C. home in 2006 to be reunited with mom

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The Charlotte Division of the FBI announced Friday afternoon, a child kidnapped from North Carolina in 2006 will soon be reunited with his mother.

According to a news release, 8-year-old Edwin Gonzales was kidnapped from his Chatham County by his father, and taken to Mexico.

Agents say Edwin is safely back in the United States now, waiting to be reunited with his mom.

Edwin's father, Jorge Sanchez-Aguilera, was arrested in 2010 and recently convicted in a jury trial in Chatham County on three counts of First Degree Kidnapping, one count of Second Degree Kidnapping, and one count of First Degree Burglary.

It was ordered that Edwin be returned to his mom prior to his father's sentencing.

The FBI says reuniting the family has taken years of coordination and cooperation between federal, state, and local agencies.

The family has requested privacy as they move forward and work to rebuild their life.

No additional details are available.

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