24-year-old father of 7 children arrested for kidnapping his children after their mother died of cancerBy Mason White 1:03 PM November 13, 2016
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested after taking his children to his home in California, after their aunt claimed that she should have custody of them.
Police in Sacramento, arrested 24-year-old Aaron Young, on a warrant after he took his two children from Arkansas, to live with him, his girlfriend and his youngest child.
The incident began when Young was invited to celebrate the birthday of his 6-year-old twins, Aaron and Aaerion Young, in Osceola, Arkansas.
While he was there, the children’s mother died of cancer. Young, who was not a big part of his children’s lives, said that the death of his children’s mother was a wake up call for him, and that he wanted to “be a man,” and raise his children.
Although Young is the children’s biological father and his name is on their birth certificates, he did not have custody of the children.
Young said that he filed a petition to get custody of the children. However, their aunt also filed court documents, seeking custody of the children.
Young is being held without bail on charges of kidnapping, and is awaiting an extradition hearing to be sent back to Arkansas.
Young said that he will fight for his rights to raise his children.
Young is the father to 7 children, who live across the country. He does not have custody of any of his children and he does not pay child support to any of their mother’s.