Stepfather charged with kidnapping to return to Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, ILL. - Christopher Derleth, the stepfather charged with kidnapping his stepdaughter and her child, will be returned to Madison County, Illinois, to face the charges.

According to a press release from the Madison County State's Attorney, Derleth waived his right to extradition proceedings Wednesday, meaning his transportation back to Madison County can move forward.

Derleth is being held in Kanawha County in West Virginia. The victims remain in protective custody.


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