BALTIMORE - Four men have been sentenced to years in prison for their respective roles in the kidnapping of an 8-year-old boy , according to a release from Baltimore City State’s Attorney.
The four men pleaded guilty on Friday Sept. 13 to forcing an 8-year-old into the trunk of a car in West Baltimore and demanding $30,000 and 100 grams of heroin from the boy’s father back on July 11, 2011.
Baltimore resident Raheem Taylor was identified by police as the man who threw in the boy into the trunk of his car, the release states. Taylor was sentenced to 25 years in prison with all but 10 years suspended, as well as an additional five years of probation for kidnapping and extortion.
Gary Stokes drove the car that was carrying the kidnapped boy. Stokes also bound the 8-year-old with duct tape. Stokes was sentenced to 20 years in prison—10 for extortion, and 10 for kidnapping.
Police found DNA and fingerprints belonging to Randy Ennis in the home where the kidnapped boy was kept. Ennis was responsible for keeping an eye on the boy.
Police tracked down the convicted kidnappers by tracing Nathaniel Booker’s cell phone, which was used to make the phone call to the boy’s father.
Booker and Ennis are still awaiting sentencing for pleading guilty to extortion and conspiracy to extort and to conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to extort, respectively.
Assistant State's Attorney Nancy Olin prosecuted the case.
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