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Father indicted after authorities find baby in woods near Bend

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office located 1-year-old Bradley Thomas after he was lost in the woods near bed for hours on May 11, 2018. Photo courtesy Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

BEND, Ore. (AP) The father of a 1-year-old boy who was left in the woods of central Oregon has been indicted on six criminal charges.

According to court documents, 26-year-old Brandon Blouin was indicted Monday on charges that include abandonment of a child, custodial interference, child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Authorities say Blouin and the child's mother took the boy from his legal guardian in West Virginia.

Authorities say Blouin, who was living in an SUV, had left the child alone for at least the six hours in the woods near Bend earlier this month. The boy is now in the care of the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Blouin is represented by attorney Karla Nash. She didn't immediately return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment.


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