Creep admits to abusing Charlotte Sena, 9, in NY campground kidnap

An upstate New York monster admitted Wednesday that he sexually abused 9-year-old Charlotte Sena after abducting her from a Saratoga County campground last year and is now facing 47 years in prison. Craig Ross, 46, was charged with first-degree kidnapping and predatory sexual intercourse against a child in a horrific incident in which a girl […]

Charlotte Sena abduction: Small-town cop played pivotal role in miracle rescue

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Around midnight on a Tuesday in September 1999, an intoxicated Craig Nelson Ross Jr. sped around another car in downtown Saratoga Springs, crossed a double yellow line, and wasted his cell phone. I ran off screaming on the phone. Officer Kristen Van Wert, who has been on the job for eight […]

Charlotte Sena targeted by kidnapper because of grandfather’s fortune

The man accused of kidnapping 9-year-old Charlotte Sena from an upstate New York park and demanding ransom was reportedly after her late grandfather’s property, according to his ex-girlfriend. Craig Ross Jr., 46, was charged with kidnapping earlier this week after the missing girl was found in a closet in his trailer while riding his bike […]

Cops defend trooper who did not chase Charlotte Sena suspect

New York authorities later defended state troopers who didn’t immediately pursue the man who dropped the ransom note as a suspect in Charlotte Sena’s kidnapping, and the girl’s frantic family received a flurry of positive messages. He said that it was New York State Police spokeswoman Deanna Cohen said: To the New York Times It’s […]

Recluse accused in Charlotte Sena abduction had domestic violence arrest

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – A New York “recluse” man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl from her bicycle and demanding a ransom from her terrified parents has committed domestic violence, including strangling the victim. He was arrested in 2017 on suspicion of assault. The revelations come as Craig Ross Jr., 46, was under investigation for […]