Man Pleads Guilty to Charge Tied to 1987 Kidnapping Case

A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in 1987 and disappearing for 31 years is expected to enter pleas to federal charges in Connecticut

A Canadian man who authorities say disappeared for 31 years after abducting his toddler son in 1987 has pleaded guilty to false statement in connection to federal charges in Connecticut. 

Allan Mann is accused of abducting his 21-month-old son in 1987 during a court-ordered visit in Toronto, Canada.

Allan Mann Jr. is charged in the U.S. with making false statements about his identity when obtaining federally funded housing and Medicaid services while on the lam. He also faces an abduction charge in Toronto. 

Court documents state Mann lived under a false name for around 30 years and used his false identity to participate in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 8 subsidized housing program. HUD paid approximately $126,744 in housing assistance for Mann over the years.

Mann is also accused of making false statements to receive Medicaid payments, Officials said he received $52,970 in claims for himself over the years, and another $2,876 on behalf of his son.

With his guilty plea Mann has agreed to make restitution of $34,744 to HUD and $18,512 to Medicaid.

Authorities found Mann in Vernon, Connecticut, in October. His son, now in his 30s, has been reunited with his mother after believing she died years ago.

The mother of a toddler kidnapped in Canada in 1987 spoke out on Monday after being reunited with her son 31 years later.

Making a false statement carries a maximum term of five years. At the conclusion of his sentence, he faces removal to Canada to face the abduction charges.

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