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Massachusetts man charged with CT kidnapping to appear in court

A Massachusetts man who allegedly stole a car with a toddler inside and drove the car across state lines into Connecticut, triggering an Amber Alert, will appear in court in Hartford on Monday.

Vadim Vorobyov, 52, of Springfield, was arrested in March after allegedly stealing a Toyota Camry while Liam David Pagan, a 3-year-old boy with autism, was inside, records show.

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The kidnapping prompted an Amber Alert and a frantic search for Pagan, who was later found in a Windsor hotel.

Connecticut State Police said they tracked the stolen car to Windsor. There, an Enfield Police Department K-9 traced a scent to a local business, where police found Vorobyov.

He is charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree kidnapping, risk of injury to a child, first-degree theft and theft of a motor vehicle, court records show.

At his arraignment in April, a court bail commissioner said Vorobyov had no criminal record in Connecticut. He has a criminal record in Massachusetts on charges of assault and battery in 2016. In an older case from 1993, he was convicted of stealing a vehicle, the commissioner said.

Vorobyov is being held at the Cheshire Correctional Institution in lieu of $830,000 bail, Department of Correction records show.

According to records, he is scheduled to appear in court at 10 a.m. Monday.