Tennessee Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged in Southern California with kidnapping his 3-year-old son and sexually assaulting his 16-year-old niece after authorities said he drove across the country with the children. The kids were found safe and 35-year-old Jacob Clare was arrested last Thursday in Dana Point, California after a resident recognized them from surveillance video released by authorities. Three-year-old Noah Clare was reported missing from Gallatin, Tennessee when Jacob Clare allegedly failed to return the child to his mother after a visit to Ohio County. 16-year-old Amber Clare had been reported as missing previously. Jacob Clare faces multiple felony charges including kidnapping, unlawful intercourse with a minor and incest. It wasn’t known Monday if he has an attorney.