Through DNA testing, the FBI have determined the teen found in Kentucky is not Timmothy Pitzen.
Brian Michael Rini, 23, was booked into the jail around 11 p.m., according to the Hamilton County Jail website.
He is on a holder for the FBI and not held on criminal charges through the county, jail officials told The Cincinnati Enquirer Friday morning. Rini will not appear in court on Friday.
On Wednesday, Rini told police he was Timmothy, who has been missing from Illinois for nearly eight years. DNA tests showed that the was not the boy.
Rini’s name came up in a DNA database, officials said.
Newport Police Chief Tom Collins told The Enquirer that he doesn’t know why Rini made up the story. Collins said his department and the FBI are both looking at pursuing charges, although it’s not yet clear what charges Rini could face.
He has an adult criminal record dating back to 2013.
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