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Man accused of kidnapping stepdaughter in custody of Madison County Jail

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Christopher M. Derleth, 39, is accused of kidnapping his step-daughter and her infant son from Edwardsville (Credit: Police) Christopher M. Derleth, 39, is accused of kidnapping his step-daughter and her infant son from Edwardsville (Credit: Police)

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Christopher Derleth is now in the custody of the Madison County Jail.

Derleth is accused of taking his 13-year-old stepdaughter, Katherine Derleth, and her infant son from their Edwardsville home Sunday, Sept. 18. They were found in West Virginia on Sept. 24.

The teenager and her son were back in Edwardsville a few days after they were found.

The suspect could not be extradited from West Virginia until a court proceeding, officials said. He is charged with aggravated kidnapping and parental abduction.

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