Leonard Joseph “Lenny” Cammalleri, b. 1983, was abducted by his father, Leonard Alfred Cammalleri, in April 1984. Cammalleri homeschooled Lenny to avoid detection, preventing him from socializing with other children and closely monitoring his movements outside the home. Cammalleri never took Lenny to a doctor.
Lenny was abducted from the Stamford, Connecticut home of his mother, Candice Hartman, as part of a custody dispute—Cammalleri purportedly believed Lenny was in danger of abuse. He raised him first in Florida and then in the Bronx. The boy was discovered in 1996. Cammalleri was convicted of kidnapping and served 2 years in prison.
Date: September 26, 1996
Location: New York City, New York
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