A California instructor is accused of hiding a lacking teenager who vanished greater than two years in the past and reappeared at his household’s house in March, authorities mentioned final week.
Holga Castillo Olivares, 61, was scheduled to look in court docket Monday within the June 2020 disappearance of Michael Ramirez, 17, the Rancho Cordova Police Division mentioned in a press release.
Olivares faces fees of detaining a minor with the intent to hide from a dad or mum and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the division mentioned.
Ramirez’s aunt and authorized guardian, Katte Smith, informed NBC affiliate KCRA that he ran away after an argument together with his mother and father and by no means returned.
Ramirez was 15 on the time.
An intensive search launched after the teenager’s June 9 disappearance failed to search out him, the division mentioned. Almost two years later, on March 11, he “inexplicably” returned house, the division mentioned.
KCRA reported that he had been staying on the house of Olivares — the mom of a childhood girlfriend — the complete time.
“You’ll be able to’t simply conceal somebody’s child and suppose that’s OK,” Smith informed the station.
The police division recognized Olivares as an worker on the Alice Birney Public Waldorf college, within the Sacramento Metropolis Unified College District.
The college’s web site lists her as a second-grade instructor.
A college district spokesperson didn’t instantly reply to a request for a remark. In a press release to KCRA, the district mentioned that Olivares has been positioned on administrative depart whereas it investigates the allegations.
The assertion described the alleged crimes as “unrelated” to Olivares’ assigned duties and mentioned she was taken into custody after her college students had been dismissed for the day.
Jail information present that Olivares was launched from jail Monday. Efforts to achieve her had been unsuccessful and it wasn’t instantly clear whether or not she has a lawyer to talk on her behalf.