Family of Accused Kidnapper of 15-year old TN Girl Speaks Out

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TENNESEE -- On March 13, 2017, Elizebth Thomas, 15, was taken by a teacher, 50-year-old, Tad Cummings.



ABC recently interviewed Cummings' 29-year-old daughter, Erica Cummings. Erica spoke out to her father, 

“No matter where you are, Daddy, no matter what you’ve done we just want you to come home,” said Cummins’ daughter, Erica Osborne, 29.

“I’ve already forgiven him, no matter what he did, I’m always going to be there,” she added. “You don’t give up on your family. Everything can be turned around, always, and be better in the end. There’s always a plan. There’s always a way to fix it.”

Jill Cummins, has filed for divorce since the kidnapping.

“We had everything we ever wanted, two beautiful kids, beautiful grandkids, and I really truly believed that he loved me,” said Jill. “The Tad that I know is not the Tad that the world is seeing now. He is a wonderful person.”

When talking about Elizabeth, she said. “I called her our third daughter sometimes.”

“I wanted him found and I wanted him to either change his mind and come home, or I knew that would give more media exposure for more people to hear the story and see their faces and see them somewhere.”

Cummins has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor.

 

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