Man who pretended to be Timmothy Pitzen lied about being a victim twice before

Brian Michael Rini, the young man who told police that he was a missing child has a history of lying to police about his identity, officials revealed today.
2:07 | 04/05/19

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The DNA test that would be people swap that have been extracted from him was submitted. From the FBI to the Hamilton County coroner's office. Which was able to turn around a quick analysis all of that swamped. In comparison. That DNA to the DNA. Timothy hit since parents indicated that the person in question. Was not in fact. Ten hits and some nine yesterday. FBI agents returned to. Talk again to the individual claiming to be telling you it's then they identified themselves to him. As FBI agent. They warned they administered more and warnings they warned him that lying to a federal agent is a violation of federal law. Nevertheless he again repeated that he was. Timothy hits and and had escaped from a hotel where he had been held captive. And law enforcement confronted him with their DNA results and at that point. The person immediately a dent stated that he was not Timothy pits and of course law enforcement knew by virtue of the DNA analysis that he was. In fact. Brian really. Further investigation by law enforcement indicated that we need had actually. On two prior occasions. Claim to be a victim of juvenile sex trafficking. And that on those occasions he had been discovered his true identity had been discovered when he had been fingerprinted. Based on all of that information. The United States has proceeded to file a federal criminal charge against Brian. Rainy. Or lying to a federal agent within the jurisdiction of the United States. The crime in this case is punishable by up to eight years in federal prison because. It does involve. Lined with respect for material matter about an investigation that involves sex trafficking of children.

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