Family talks about finding 7-year-old after parental kidnapping

Posted at 5:03 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 18:23:56-04

MATTAWAN, Mich. - A Mattawan family is breathing a sigh of relief today, now that their seven-year-old daughter has been found in northern Maine.

Her mother, Sandra Charles, has been arrested on charges of parental kidnapping.

Kylie Charles' family spoke Thursday about what they've been going through.  The family plans to head to Maine Sunday to pick up Kylie.  She is currently staying with other family in Maine.

Sandra Charles

Kylie was last seen by her Michigan family eight weeks ago.  Her mother was to bring her back to Michigan on Father's Day.  Kylie's father has sole custody of her after a divorce.  He reported her disappearance to police on August 3.

Sandra Charles is being held in Maine, pending extradition to Michigan.