A California teacher has been accused of hiding a teenager whose family searched for him for two years after reporting him missing.
Michael Ramirez, 15, ran away from his family home in Sacramento in 2020 after an argument with his aunt and uncle over their strict rules.
Unbeknownst to them, he ran to the home of Holga Castillo Olivares, a 61-year-old teacher who was also the mother of Michael’s teenage girlfriend.
Michael Ramirez, 15, ran away from his family home in Sacramento in 2020 after arguing with his aunt and uncle over their strict rules
Michael’s family reported him missing in June 2020. The police made an effort to find him and released these missing persons posters
For two years he lived with Olivares and her family in their home, just 20 miles away from his.
His aunt also claims that Olivares lied to the police when questioned about the boy’s whereabouts.
In May of this year, Michael suddenly returned to his aunt and uncle, requesting that they move in again.
They were stunned but relieved to welcome him home, but were furious when he told them where he had lived.
Now Olivares has been charged with the detention of a minor with intent to hide from a parent(s) and to contribute to the delinquency of a minor.
She is due to appear in court in Sacramento on Monday afternoon.
The teacher’s home in Sacramento, where the boy spent two years while his family searched for him 20 miles away
Michael, far right, lived with his aunt and uncle and their five other children. He ran away after arguing over their strict rules
Michael, now 17, returned home in May. The teacher has not been accused of hiding a minor
Michael’s aunt Katte Smith said the family “thought the worst” after he ran away. Now they want the teacher to be held accountable
The woman works at a K-8 school, but it’s unclear if she was ever Michael’s teacher.
Despite the charges, she remains employed by the school district.
“There are no words that can really explain how you feel when you have a missing child.
‘You think the worst. You think the worst.
“We felt so bereft of all this time with him,” his aunt, Katte Smith, told a local retailer. KCR.
Olivares has not yet responded to the charges.
“You can’t just hide someone’s child and think that’s okay,” Smith added.
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