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3 Charged In Missing Foster Kids Case

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UNIONTOWN CITY (KDKA) – Three men are being charged for allegedly helping five juvenile girls run away from a foster home in Westmoreland County.

According to State Police, four of the girls are sisters. The youngest girl — a 1-year-old — was the daughter of the oldest sister, who is 17-years-old.

Police said the girls willingly got into a vehicle that was occupied by Joseph William Sickler, of Pittsburgh, Erik Sean-Michael Spaziani, of Charleroi, and Jacques Johns, Jr., of Uniontown.

After driving around for a while, the group ended up on Lenox Street in Uniontown City, Fayette County. Once three of the girls realized they had been reported missing, they turned themselves into police in Uniontown City.

Police later arrested Sickler and Spaziani on Lenox Street. They are currently being held in the Fayette County Jail, unable to post bail.

Johns turned himself in to police and was arraigned. He is also in the Fayette County Jail.

All three men are charged with interfering with the custody of children, criminal conspiracy and concealment of the whereabouts of a child.

It is unclear if any additional charges will be filed in Westmoreland County.

The five girls have been turned over to Washington County Children and Youth Services.

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