Mother charged, father granted joint custody; officials cannot locate mom & son: "I just want my son back"



SHEBOYGAN -- A Sheboygan woman has been criminally charged for disappearing with her toddler. This, after a FOX6 investigation found parental kidnapping laws are rarely used in Wisconsin to enforce fathers' rights.

In June, FOX6 News reported the disappearance of Latisha Anderson -- a porn star known as Darcy Tyler. She took off with her toddler without informing the boy's father, who has been frantically searching for his son.

Now, the Sheboygan County district attorney has charged the mom with interfering with child custody.

James Wolfe has been looking for his son since January.

James Wolfe and son, Ethan



"My heart sank. I knew what I was walking into -- but there was nothing in the world that could have prepared me for it. She took all of my son's toys. Every single one of them. Every single thing of my son's is gone...including him," Wolfe said.

The mother of his son, Latisha Anderson, disappeared just after Christmas without warning.

Latisha Anderson



Her Twitter account showed she was back in California -- but she wouldn't answer calls or text messages from her child's father.

He has spent thousands trying to get his son back.

"It`s over $30,000 so far. Private investigators, attorneys' fees," Wolfe said.

Wolfe isn't married to the mother of his child, so he has been forced to spend months in court, trying to prove he's the child's father.

"I just want my son back," Wolfe said.

James Wolfe



When his son was born, Wolfe signed the birth certificate acknowledging he is the father. His son even shares his last name.

But in Wisconsin, his lawyer says, that's not good enough.

"It`s very concerning, that they make it that difficult for someone who has been there since the beginning, who co-parented. They all live together," Chelsea Williamson, Wolfe's attorney said.



In June, Wolfe finally got a court order -- giving him joint custody and primary physical placement of his son.

"I`d give anything -- I`d give anything I have just to have him back," Wolfe said.

Police are now involved, and a warrant is out for Anderson's arrest. She has been charged with interfering with a child custody order.



"I`ll find a way. I can`t stop. I love my son more than anything in this world. I would do anything for him, and I never want him to go without knowing that," Wolfe said.

Officials with the district attorney's office told Wolfe they haven't yet been able to locate Anderson.

She contacted FOX6's Meghan Dwyer via Twitter when the story first aired. She has since deactivated her Twitter account.

Detectives say she hasn't returned their phone calls either.