Judge dismisses charges against father of Giovanni Gonzalez, who disappeared in Lynn five years ago

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An Essex Superior Court judge today dismissed charges against a Lynn man accused of abducting his son, more than five years after the boy vanished during a weekend visit in Lynn.

No trace of Giovanni Gonzalez, then 5, has ever been found.

Judge John T. Lu today dismissed charges of parental kidnapping and lying to investigators against the father, Ernesto Gonzalez, according to Gonzalez’s attorneys, Lance Sobelman and Russell C. Sobelman.

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