Mother, 6-Month-Old Daughter Found Safe After Being Abducted from Ansonia

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A mother and her daughter have been found after being allegedly abducted Saturday evening.

Ansonia Police say just after 5 p.m., Galylea Perez and her 6-month-old daughter, Eliana, were forced to get into a car with the child's father, 23-year-old Joshua Lopez. 

Authorities say Joshua implied he had a gun, but no weapon was displayed. 

The mother and daughter were visiting family on High Street when the incident happened and a family member called 911, according to police.

Police found Joshua in his silver Honda Accord in Shelton at about 7 p.m. 

“He has been taken into custody. We are trying to determine what the exact charges are and have located Galylea and her daughter,” Ansonia Police Lt. Patrick Lynch explained.

Police say Galylea and her daughter were not in the car with Joshua, but they are reported to be safe.

There is currently a no contact court order out of New York City against Joshua involving Galylea. 

Joshua is facing charges including violation of a protective order and breach of peace. He was held on a $100,000 bond and is due to be arraigned on Monday.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation.

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