19-year-old man and his mother charged in case of missing Parma teen found in Massachusetts

PARMA, Ohio - Two more people have been charged in connection with the disappearance and discovery of a Parma teenager.

Michael H. Julien, 19, and his mother Renee M. Hanson, 43, both of Salem, Massachusetts, were indicted Monday by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on charges of inducing panic, interference with custody and obstructing justice, according to a Parma police news release. 

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Katarina Bitterman, 17, went missing on March 4 and was found six days later unharmed in Hanson's home. 

An investigation by local and federal law enforcement agencies found Hanson and Julien planned to take Bitterman to their home so she could stay with them. 

Hanson drove to Parma the day Bitterman went missing, picked her up not too far from her home and traveled back to Massachusetts, the news release said. 

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Bitterman was also charged with inducing panic. 

Julien is currently being held in the Essex County (Massachusetts) House of Corrections. Hanson is not in custody at this time.

 

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