The buck stops here -- at least as far as going beyond a divorce is concerned.
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A mother got the best Christmas gift of all when her son was returned to her after he was missing for four years!
Gregory Jean Jr., 13, was sent by his mom, Lisa Smith, to visit his father in Georgia one day… and never returned home.
His father, Gregory Jean Sr., and stepmother, Samantha Davis, are now facing charges of false imprisonment and child cruelty for keeping the boy hidden for so long!
Neighbors would apparently sometimes see Gregory Jr. doing yard work and weren't sure if he even attended school. His mother alleged he was basically living as a slave! That's so horrible!
Thankfully, he was one smart boy and when given a cellphone with only a WIFI connection, he found an unsecured network and Facebook friend requested his mother. Then he downloaded an app allowing him to make phone calls over the internet!
That's so crazy smart of him!
Then it was just a matter of planning his escape with his mother and sister. Once his mom called the police, the cops went to his dad's house, but Junior was nowhere to be found. That's because he was hidden in a crawlspace between two walls near the house's attic.
Sadly, the cops left without finding him and Junior was beaten as a punishment for trying to escape. Thank goodness the cops went back a second time and searched harder, finding that poor boy!
This all happened the day AFTER Thanksgiving — but we're just now hearing about Gregory's amazing resourcefulness!
Check out the video (below) to see how well Gregory Jean Jr. is doing now!