GUILTY OH - Brian Michael Rini, charged with impersonating a long-missing child, Apr 2019

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  1. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    If he is a kidnapped victim he may not be charged... As he too is a victim of a crime. Police are still treating him like a victim as they believe he still may very well be kidnapped

    "Rini’s motives are currently unclear. However, police in the area of Newport, Kentucky (where Rini was first “found”) have confirmed that they are looking into his claim of being kidnapped, while also acknowledging that he has given false statements in the past 24 hours, including that he claimed to be 14 years old. Following the confirmation of Rini’s identity, FBI Louisville released the following statement, in the form of a pair of tweets,"
     


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    Oh good!
     
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  3. Wagtales10

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    If he wasnt. I wonder if they will make him pay back everything from the investigation. Something this large should cost like $130k
     
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  4. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    One has brown eyes and one blue.
     
  5. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    He's likely the worst of that crew based on what I'm hearing.
     
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  6. WillenFan21

    WillenFan21 Well-Known Member

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    So odd that he picked Timmothy's case of all the cases out there as he only would have been 16 when Timmothy went missing. Prayers to Tim's family.
     
  7. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Falsification. It can be a misdemeanor or felony depending.

    I hope he is charged.
     
  8. missingm

    missingm Well-Known Member

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    Filing a false report and obstruction of justice (refusing fingerprints). With his priors that might be enough.
     
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    And reads websleuths. This site is a gold mine of information. And due to the rules, pretty accurate.
     
  10. Alethea

    Alethea Verified Attorney

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    If you read my thousands of posts over the course of years here you will see I am always a big defender of LE and the media. I think this was handled poorly. LE agencies have media relations departments trained to deal with the press during crisis and/or breaking news in the age of social media. If you disagree, that’s fine. It’s just an opinion on this one case not some damning of the media in general.
     
  11. MyBelle

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    Perhaps he markets stolen identities.

    JMO
     
  12. Joe Friday

    Joe Friday Well-Known Member

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    I bet he didn't figure on anyone comparing his DNA to see if he was actually Timothy. He thought everyone would just take his word for it.

    He likely assumed he would become 'someone' like other individuals who were missing and eventually were found or escaped from their kidnappers. (JC, ES)

    His moment of fame didn't last long.

    I would hope he will be charged with making a false report and lying to the FBI, which is a pretty serious offense and could land him in prison for some time.

    JMO
     
  13. Wagtales10

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    I bet he thought they'd release him if he promised to come back for questions...and it backfired
     
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    I’d like to know more about the witness who said the FBI asked her too take down his picture, that there might be more children involved! Was she just inserting herself into this story?
     
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    [bbm]

    didn't know overnight test drives were a thing
     
  16. UnlicensedPI

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    IMO, he wasn't trying to fool anybody. He claimed one man had a snake tattoo and the other had a spiderweb tattoo! I'm surprised anybody took that seriously. IMO he doesn't resemble Timmothy at all either. I think this was all about notoriety and attention. He knew he couldn't keep up this charade for very long and he'd be infamous like Frederic Bourdin when he was caught
     
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    With his history, I’m hopeful he will be charged. But I’m still curious to know more about his background and mental health issues. The issues certainly don’t excuse his behavior, but they may offer some explanation.
     
  18. crhedBngr

    crhedBngr Attempting to Keep Calm and Carry On.

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    Here you go!

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  19. Alethea

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    Yeah but like was he just going to go back 10 years and be 14 again? It’s so weird.

    And yeah lying to the FBI is a federal crime so if they interviewed him that’s enough to head to prison anyway. Martha Stewart went to jail for lying to a federal agent, not any underlying crime.
     
  20. osu

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    BROTHER OF MEDINA MAN ACCUSED OF PRETENDING TO BE MISSING BOY, SPEAKS OUT

    "He's been doing stupid stuff for as long as I can remember"

    MEDINA, Ohio — The brother of the 23-year-old Medina man that claimed he was an Illinois boy that was last seen in 2011, has spoken out.

    ~snip

    In the interview, Rini expressed his disappointment and says he has no clue why his brother would take on this persona.

    "I'm not surprised, I mean he's nuts. He's been doing stupid stuff, not this serious, but he's been doing stupid stuff for as long as i can remember," said Jonathan.

    He went on to say that his brother struggles with several mental health issues and he hopes he gets help.

    "He has Asperger's, bipolar disorder, ADHD, the list goes on. He was receiving treatment but then he stopped and started getting in more trouble," Rini added.

    ~snip

    More at link:
    Brother of Medina man accused of pretending to be missing boy, speaks out
     
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