A man who kidnapped his two young children from a South San Francisco home last year and sailed away with them on a stolen yacht was sentenced today and ordered to have no contact with his victims, prosecutors said.
A South San Francisco man is facing up to four years and four months in jail after pleading no contest to charges that he kidnapped his two children and took them away on a stolen yacht.
A 43-year-old father is set to stand trial on charges that he kidnapped his two young children and took them away on a stolen yacht.
A Bay Area man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days has postponed entering a plea for the second time.
A man accused of kidnapping his two children from their South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never endangered them.
Christopher Maffei is accused of forcibly taking his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son from their grandmother while the children’s mother was in court seeking a restraining order against him.
A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail.
The Coast Guard said it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.
A yacht allegedly stolen by a man who had kidnapped his two children from South San Francisco earlier this week was spotted Friday morning in the waters off of Pillar Point Harbor, a police spokesman said.
South San Francisco police are searching for a man suspected of fleeing with his two kidnapped children aboard a stolen yacht, according to police.