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New charges expected to be filed against Connie McCallister's ex-boyfriend

Connie McCallister (age 16)
Connie McCallister (age 16)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - State officials say they plan to file new charges against the ex-boyfriend of a Wausau woman who said that he took her to Mexico for nine years against her will.

Freddie Ruiz, who's now 31, faces possible counts of truancy and interfering with child custody.

Connie McCallister was a 15-year-old student at Athens High School when her family moved to Wausau, and she disappeared with Freddie Ruiz who was 22 at the time.

McCallister returned to central Wisconsin last fall and told her story to Wausau Police. She said she was tricked into going to Mexico with Ruiz, and she left him after he assaulted her.

Later, she married Jesus Velaquez Ramos, who is still in Mexico. At last word, authorities were trying to find Ruiz.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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