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Father says he was in abducted Ind. boy's life


KENDALVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The father of a Minnesota man who was taken from his birth mother nearly 20 years ago in an Indiana custody dispute says he was in his son's life.

Richard W. Landers Sr. told KPC News in Kendalville (http://bit.ly/UGKbcP) that he visited his then-5-year-old son at his parents' home before the alleged abduction.

Landers said he gave his parents temporary guardianship for one year because he didn't have a job and was "too young to have a kid."

Richard Wayne Landers Jr. was reportedly abducted by his paternal grandparents in 1994. This week, authorities said he was living in central Minnesota under the name Michael Landers.

Richard Landers Sr. says he plans on making contact with his son and his parents.

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