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Kidnapped boy returned after Illinois Police locate him in Bangkok

 EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – The East Moline Police Department in Illinois had some international help to reunite a kidnapped child with his mother.

On June 19, 2016, the mother of a 6-year-old boy reported that his estranged father, 48-year-old Daniel R. Glaus of Moline, had not returned the child after court arranged normal child visitation.

After the child was again not returned on June 20, 2016, the East Moline Police Department Investigation Division began an investigation to attempt to contact Glaus. Investigators determined that he had left the United States on an international flight accompanied by his son.

On June 20, 2016, police issued a warrant for Glaus’ arrest.

East Moline investigators worked with multiple federal agencies and who were able to locate Glaus in Bangkok, Thailand. He was detained by the Royal Thai Police on an immigration violation on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Glaus was awaiting deportation to the United States where he was scheduled to be transferred to U.S. law enforcement custody.

Police said the boy was turned over to the care of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. The FBI Office of Victim Assistance and the State Department American Citizen Services made arrangements to have him fly back to the United States with a consular officer. The boy arrived in the U.S. on Tuesday morning, July 12, 2016 and was reunited with his mother.

The East Moline Police Department was assisted by Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. State Department American Citizen Services, the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security, the Embassy of the United States in Bangkok, the Royal Thai Police, the FBI Office of Victims Assistance, and the US Marshals Service.

The case is still under investigation by the East Moline Police Department. Glause was charged in Rock Island County court with kidnapping, a class 2 felony.