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Father arrested after assaulting wife, abducting daughter

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Kaelin Hawkins (Photo: Hamilton County Court) Kaelin Hawkins (Photo: Hamilton County Court)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The father that reportedly abducted his 5-year-old daughter on Saturday was put in jail on Sunday.

Kaelin Hawkins, 34, was brought into the Justice Center around 2:45 p.m. Sunday. 

Hawkins was charged with domestic violence, rape and aggravated burglary.

Police say the child abduction happened after a domestic assault occurred on Ledro Street at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The estranged husband allegedly assaulted his wife and then took their 5-year-old daughter. An Amber Alert was issued to find the girl.

Police say 5-year-old Kelcie Hawkins was found safe in Cincinnati about an hour after the alert was issued.

Kaelin Hawkins is being held on $225,000 bond and he is ordered to stay away from his wife and kids.

[Related Link: Amber Alert canceled after missing girl found safe, police still searching for father]

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