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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Lakeville dad says he was in shock when he left son
Steven Alexander Cross tells the Pioneer Press he was buried in bills and had drained his savings when he left a note for his son and left for California. "I never thought I'd broken the law," he said.
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.
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 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.
Dad who abandoned son working on joint custody deal
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.
Lakeville boy ditched by dad reportedly thriving in new family
Eleven-year-old Sebastian Cross is living with his aunt and visiting with his long-lost mother. His dad, Steven Cross (pictured), is facing charges of child neglect after allegedly abandoning the boy and telling him to go live with a friend's family. Cross left a note saying he couldn't find a job and the house was about to be repossessed.
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