Lake County boy abducted from Christmas party reunited with grandmother

  • Enrique Sanchez

    Enrique Sanchez

  • Holly Adcox, 27, and Federico Sanchez, 30

    Holly Adcox, 27, and Federico Sanchez, 30

 
 
Updated 12/28/2020 5:28 PM

The child authorities say was abducted by his biological parents from a Christmas Day party near Mundelein is back with his legal guardian, Lake County officials said Monday.

Enrique Sanchez, 8, was reunited with his grandmother Sunday, two days after police say he was taken during a family gathering on the 26400 block of Route 83 in Fremont Township. His grandmother has been the boy's legal guardian since he was a year old, officials say.

 

In the meantime, his parents, Holly A. Adcox, 27, of Des Plaines and Federico E. Sanchez, 30, of Schaumburg appeared Monday in a Clark County, Indiana, courtroom, where a judge ordered both held on $10,000 bail as they await trial on kidnapping charges there.

The pair also are facing charges in Illinois. Lake County sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Covelli said county prosecutors on Monday afternoon filed one count of child abduction against each parent.

"The Lake County State's Attorney Office will work with Clark County prosecutors to have extradition hearings to bring the parents back to Illinois," Covelli said.

Covelli said a Lake County judge set bail for each parent at $400,000, meaning once they are in Lake County's custody they would need to pay $40,000 to leave jail while awaiting trial.

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According to sheriff's police, Adcox took the boy from the family party about 8 p.m. Friday. Adcox was a guest at the party but did not have permission to take the boy, authorities said.

Detectives learned that she and the boy's father likely traveled to Sellersburg, Indiana, and alerted authorities there. Police in Indiana later located the couple and Enrique at an area hotel.

In order for Adcox and Sanchez to be released from custody in Indiana, they will each need to post $10,000 in cash, according to a Clark County jail official. However, even if they post bond in Indiana, a hold would be placed on them on the Lake County charges.

Both are due back before a Clark County judge Wednesday morning.

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