Pittsboro, NC-- A mother who hasn't seen her child since 2006 is getting the reunion of a lifetime.
Friday, the child was kidnapped from his home in Chatham County. Edwin Gonzales who is now 8 years old was kidnapped by his father, Jorge Sanchez-Aguilera and taken to Mexico, according to the Charlotte NC FBI's Office.
Aguilera was arrested in 2010 and recently convicted in a jury trial in Chatham County of First Degree Kidnapping, Second Degree Kidnapping, and First Degree Burglary. The child was ordered to be returned to his Mother prior to Aguilera's sentencing.
Reuniting this family has taken years of coordination and cooperation between a number of federal, state, and local agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, the Chatham County District Attorney's Office, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the United States Department of State, Legal Aid of North Carolina, the Raleigh-Durham Airport Police Department, and the Family Violence Resource Center.