Update: A Sentencing, A Demand, No Closure
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Child abductions are rare crimes. And they’re typically solved. Yet after 27 years, the investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota has yielded no answers into what happened to Jacob. In the most comprehensive reporting on this case, APM Reports reveals how law enforcement has mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, changed how adults parent their kids and led to the nation's sex-offender registries.