At a child protection hearing, Steven Cross agreed to work on a joint-custody arrangement with the mother of his 11-year-old son. Cross was convicted of child neglect after he drove to California last summer, leaving the boy a note telling him to stay with friends.
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Lakeville dad who abandoned his son agrees to joint custody
Steven Cross was convicted in January of child neglect for abandoning his 11-year-old boy before fleeing to California. WCCO reports the boy's mother will also start spending time with her son.
Lakeville dad who abandoned son avoids prison, sentenced to probation
The Lakeville man convicted of abandoning his 11-year-old son last summer was sentenced to probation up to two years Wednesday and must pay more than $2,500 in restitution. A Dakota County jury found 60-year-old Steven Cross guilty of neglect, a gross misdemeanor, for leaving his son and fleeing to California in July of 2011. If Cross violates his probation, KARE 11 reports he could be sent to jail for a year.
Boy abandoned by Lakeville dad asks court to stay with great-aunt
The Pioneer Press reports the 11-year-old says he is concerned he'll lose contact with his extended family if he's reunited with his parents. Steven Cross was convicted of child neglect after he fled to California last summer. His mother had lost rights to visit her son in 2002.
Runaway Lakeville dad reunites with abandoned son
A year after being abandoned by his father, a 12-year-old Lakeville boy on Thursday was finally reunited privately with his runaway dad. "I apologized to him," said Steven Cross, who left his son, Sebastian, last year as the pair was going to lose their Lakeville home.
Jury to get case of Lakeville dad accused of abandoning son
His attorney says financial problems had Steven Cross at the end of his rope when he left a note telling his 11-year-old son to stay with nearby friends who were like family. Prosecutors say Cross is guilty of child neglect.
Lakeville dad who abandoned son found guilty of child neglect
The Star Tribune reports a jury has found Steven Alexander Cross guilty of a gross misdemeanor. The paper says he'll most likely see two years of probation. Cross, an architect who said he couldn't find work and was about to lose his home, apparently left his 11-year-old son behind and fled to California.
Eagan dad who allegedly punched son after basketball game faces new charges
A man who allegedly hit his eighth-grade son in the face after a basketball game at Lakeville South High School is facing new charges. Thisweek newspapers says the Dakota County Attorney's Office has charged Steven Ohara Wilson with malicious punishment of a child and child neglect (both gross misdemeanors). That comes on top of a charge of misdemeanor domestic assault.
Lakeville dad who left son says he'll fight to see him again
Steven Cross has posted bail so he can start fulfilling the court-ordered requirements to see his son again. Cross left a note for his son saying he couldn’t find a job and that their home would soon be repossessed, and that the boy should go live with a friend’s family. He then fled to California.
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