Man acquitted of child abuction charges

By WEEK Reporter

August 21, 2012 Updated Aug 22, 2012 at 9:14 AM CDT

PEORIA CO. -- A Peoria County Jury has acquitted a man accused of abducting two children and taking them to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In May, 25-year-old King Peterson and the mother of the children, 20-year-old Nyway Abbaa had been charged with taking the children from state care.

Abbaa remains charged with child abduction, and has a court hearing set for August 31.

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