GRAND ISLAND, NE — We are starting to learn more about the alleged kidnapping that led to an arrest in Grand Island early Wednesday morning.

Court documents say a man living in Layton, Utah contacted police about a sex offense involving his 13-year-old son in late November. The man said a 26-year-old going by the name Hunter Fox was sending sexual texts and exchanging nude images with his son. Police say Fox also goes by the name Aaron Zeman. Court documents list his name as Tadashi Kojima.

The arrest affidavit says Kojima picked the boy up late Monday night, prompting authorities to issue an AMBER alert. Police attempted to use phone number PINGs, warrants, and emergency disclosures to locate the pair but couldn’t find them. 

Around 2:00 Wednesday morning, a man at the Git ’N Split in south Grand Island called police about a suspicious vehicle. He said the car had been parked for an extended period of time but nobody had exited or gotten fuel. Officers responded, identified that the boy was missing and arrested Kojima.

The boy is uninjured and was reunited with his family. Kojima was booked into Hall County Corrections on suspicion of kidnapping and resisting arrest. He appeared in court on Wednesday and bond was set at 10% of $1,000,000. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on January 30.

Grand Island Police say the investigation is being handled by the FBI and Utah Police. They hope to give a letter of commendation to the man who called in the suspicious vehicle report.