December 30, 2015: Father Charged with Kidnapping Young Daughter
The father of a two-year-old daughter who went missing on Christmas Eve during a supervised visit is awaiting arraignment today on kidnapping and child stealing charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Jack Perry (dob 10/26/84) is scheduled to be arraigned today at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30, in case BA442549. Prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $1 million.
Perry was arrested Monday in Palm Springs after he allegedly took his daughter, Lucia, from a shopping mall during a supervised visit. He is charged with one felony count each of kidnapping and child stealing.
Deputy District Attorney Deanne Castorena with the Child Abduction Unit is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Perry faces up to 14 years in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
# # #
About the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to seeking justice for victims of crime and enhancing public safety. Last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office prosecuted more than 71,000 felony defendants and nearly 112,000 misdemeanor defendants.