A Pennsylvania woman has been apprehended following nearly a month-long search after she was charged with luring a Woodstock boy into a car and taking him to Pennsylvania.
Lilandra L. Redman, 20, of the 600 block of Reno Street in Rochester, Pennsylvania, was charged on August 19 with one count of child abduction, a Class 4 felony.
Redman is accused of intentionally luring Brandon J. Boring, 15, into her car without the permission of the boy’s parents, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court.
Redman met Brandon online and had been in contact with the child for a few years, according to the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Office.
The two would use social media and apps to talk, as well as a disposable phone which Redman got to Brandon via another student, police said.
Redman traveled to Brandon’s home in Woodstock on August 2 in an Uber during the early morning hours.
The teen left his parents a note stating that he traveled to New York City with a woman named Jessica. Brandon also factory reset his phone and left it at home.
The two traveled back to Pennsylvania on a plane and authorities located Brandon later that same day in Beaver County at Redman’s residence.
However, Redman was not at the address. Brandon was safe and reunited with his family.
The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office arrested Redman on Wednesday at a home in the 2900 block of Versailles Street in McKeesport, PA.
Redman remains held in the Allegheny County jail where she will await extradition to Illinois. She was also charged with fugitive from justice.