Man accused of taking off with child behind bars in RI - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Man accused of taking off with child behind bars in RI

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STONINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A convicted sex offender, accused of taking off with a 9-year-old girl in Stonington and triggering an Amber Alert on New Year's Eve, is still being held in jail in Rhode Island.

Police said Daniel Candales, 42, was with his girlfriend and her 9-year-old daughter as he was dropping off his own daughter to his ex-wife in Stonington.

Candales' ex-wife said that as he was dropping off their child, his current girlfriend jumped out of the car.

That's when police said he took off with the 9-year-old.

The girl was later found safe and unharmed in Rhode Island.

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