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Feds join search for missing 2-year-old; father took toddler after arguing with family

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UPDATE: Two-year-old Carson Hollingsworth was found safe at a camp in Belle River with his father, Orin Hollingsworth, and will be reunited with his mother.  

Orin Hollingsworth was arrested in St. Martin Parish and was charged with cruelty to a juvenile. 

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SLAUGHTER - State troopers and federal marshals are looking for a man who disappeared with his 2-year-old son.

State Police issued an endangered child alert Monday afternoon, saying the child was last seen with his father, Orin Hollingsworth, on Sunday. The child was reported missing from their home on Maglone Lane.

The child, identified as Carson Jeffery Hollingsworth, is a 2-year-old with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is approximately 24” - 30” tall and weighs about 24 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with the words “Chilling with my Cousins” and a white and purple Luvs brand diaper. He was not wearing socks or shoes when he was last seen.

The child suffers from a severe medical condition that requires daily medication and is believed to be in imminent danger.

Sheriff Jeff Travis said the boy's father, Orin Hollingsworth, got into an argument with family members before leaving with the child and is wanted for questioning. Hollingsworth is a registered sex offender who was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2011.

Hollingsworth is a 35-year-old white male with brown hair, brown eyes and a beard. He is approximately 6’1” tall and weighs about 220 pounds. He is possibly driving a 2003 white Chevrolet Tahoe bearing Louisiana license plate 860EIT.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Carson Hollingsworth should immediately contact the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office at 225-683-5459 or local law enforcement by dialing 911.

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