(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A missing 1-year-old boy from Orlando, Fla., his teen mother and teen father, who is a registered sex offender, are being sought by police, ABC affiliate WFTV reported.
The baby boy’s grandmother reported the three missing on Jan. 21 after her daughter, Jessica Gonzalez, 18, and the child did not return home, Orange County Sheriff’s Office officials told ABC affiliate WFTV in Orlando.
Sheriff’s deputies said the three were last spotted around 9 a.m. Friday walking along U.S. Highway 192 near Armstrong Boulevard in Kissimmee, Fla.
The baby’s father, Sean J. Schwartz, 17, is listed on the Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators list as “absconded,” which means he no longer lives at the last address he registered with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
“What we are trying to do right now is determine the safety of the child. Make sure he’s doing well,” Capt. Angelo Nieves of the sheriff’s office said.
Schwartz, who was convicted of lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim under 12 years old with the offender under 18 years old, according to the FDLE sex offender registry website, is only allowed supervised visits with his son.
“Obviously there is a history with this young man regarding a prior incident with him and he has a criminal record, and again we are concerned with the child’s safety,” Nieves said.
The Department of Children and Families is also investigating the case.
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