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Boy abducted by mother in Clearwater recovered in Jacksonville

CLEARWATER — A boy abducted by his mother during a custody hearing in May was recovered Thursday in Jacksonville unharmed, police said.

Kim Swan, 40, was arrested and charged with interference with child custody after she fled with her 14-year-old son from downtown Clearwater.

Giovanni Burrows, the boy's father, had come from Bermuda to take custody of the boy, whom police would not name. A caretaker took the boy to the Clearwater Main Library to await the end of the hearing at the county courthouse.

The boy told his caretaker he had to go to the bathroom, where he secretly met with Swan. They fled.

Detectives eventually tracked Swan to Jacksonville, where the boy and another child with Swan were taken into protective custody. The boy will be reunited with his father, police said.

Swan remains in a Jacksonville jail on $29,000 bond. She was also accused of petty theft, her third minor theft charge since 2010.