Brian Michael Rini, who claimed to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen, booked into jail




 

CINCINNATI - The Ohio man who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who went missing in 2011 at age 6, is currently in the Hamilton County Jail.

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.

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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.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Brian Michael Rini, who claimed to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen, booked into jail

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