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Upper Southampton Man Behind Kidnapping Plot Indicted

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

By Tom Sofield
Online Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

A man from Upper Southampton, who tried to gather a team of kidnappers to snatch a woman and her daughter has been indicted by federal authorities, reports the Times of Trenton newspaper.

Southampton resident Jayen I. Patel, 40, has been on house arrest after being released on $250,000 bail.

The FBI arrested Patel in November at the business center in Princeton, NJ where he rented office space.

Last Thursday a federal grand jury in Newark, NJ indicted Patel on the charges of soliciting an individual for assistance with a kidnapping, according to the newspaper.

In November federal officials said that, Patel contacted a undercover FBI agent on a social networking website telling the agent he wanted to take the woman and her daughter. Patel told the undercover agent to gather a team of kidnappers and once the woman and daughter were kidnapped the kidnappers would be paid using cash from the victim and be able to keep the woman as a slave.

Patel is reported to have contacted the undercover federal agent through computers at the office he rented in Princeton and on laptops at the Verizon store where he was employed.

In November authorities said, Patel gave the undercover agent tips on how too supervise the child, restrain the mother with handcuffs and even render the woman unconscious if she resisted.

“Patel identified a woman and her daughter, whom he wished to have kidnapped, claiming that the child’s father wanted custody of the child,” said U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman in November of 2010.

Patel promised the undercover agent that he would pay him using monies from the woman’s bank account once he gained access to it.

November 19, 2010 FBI: Southampton Man Planned to Kidnap Child; Enslave Mother

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