This photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati, Ohio, shows Brian Rini. Photo: AP

Alleged impostor Brian Rini, charged with pretending to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen, ‘claimed to be child kidnap victim twice before’

  • Prosecutors say ex-convict Brian Rini, 23, was exposed by a DNA test that showed he was not a boy who went missing as a six-year-old in 2011
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This photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati, Ohio, shows Brian Rini. Photo: AP
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Timmothy Pitzen (left, aged six), and Brian Rini, 23, who claimed to be the missing boy. Pitzen would now be aged 14. Photos: AP / Belmont Correctional Institution

He claimed he was missing boy Timmothy Pitzen. But he’s actually Brian Rini, a 23-year-old ex-convict

  • The FBI said DNA tests had debunked Brian Rini’s claims that he was Timmothy Pitzen, who vanished in 2011
  • Rini was released from prison less than a month ago, having served 14 months for burglary and vandalism
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Timmothy Pitzen (left, aged six), and Brian Rini, 23, who claimed to be the missing boy. Pitzen would now be aged 14. Photos: AP / Belmont Correctional Institution
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