Once Missing Teen Chioma Gray States Abductor is Her Husband, Andrew Tafoya

Chioma Gray and Andrew Joshua Tafoya

Once Missing Teen Chioma Gray States Abductor is Her Husband, Andrew Tafoya

We knew this case would end up a story about two young people running off to Mexico together. We don’t know all the details but the girl is now stating she wants to communicate with her husband, accused underage child stealer Andrew Joshua Tafoya. We pray the family can have some closure from the long time search and pain from their missing teen and that she can get many issues dealt with in her life today.

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The man accused of taking an underage to Mexico took several new turns Thursday when he pleaded guilty and she asked the court for permission to visit him in custody, calling him her husband.

Andrew Joshua Tafoya, 24, withdrew his previous not-guilty plea and pleaded guilty to one count of felony child stealing.

Tafoya also admitted a probation violation that apparently stemmed from an earlier case in which he was charged with unlawful sex with a minor, Chioma Gray. He was later accused of taking her to Mexico.

His plea was part of a deal in which he will spend no more than three years prison. Tafoya is set to be sentenced Jan. 23.

After Tafoya entered his plea, the young woman Chioma Gray made a statement to the court in and identified herself as Chioma Tafoya, the defendant’s wife She asked for a protective order to be lifted so she could visit her husband and communicate with him in custody. Consequently, the court complied with her request and lifted the order over the objection of the prosecution.

Her mother, Francine Black, issued a statement through her lawyer after the hearing, stating her daughter has Stockholm syndrome, which she claimed was tied to a baby boy Chioma has by Tafoya. Alleging the child was “being concealed,” Black’s statement also criticized the handling of the case by the FBI, the county District Attorney’s Office and the county Probation Agency.

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7 Responses to “Once Missing Teen Chioma Gray States Abductor is Her Husband, Andrew Tafoya”

  1. LeAnne Vigil says:

    Im sorry but i think the mother should hold some responsibility for not knowing what her teenage daughter was upto during all this! The bible does say to train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it, saving that they were Christians in the first place.

  2. sara says:

    Her mother did know what she was doing. That is why Chioma ran away. Her mother called the cops on Andrew and sent him to jail. Chioma ditched school one day and they disappeared. They are Christians and they raised their children well. Her mother was only trying to protect her.

  3. mendi says:

    I think the mother was a big part of the problem… and still is, actually. Stockholm syndrome, really? The girl loves him and she did long b4 they ever went to Mexico so that argument is nil. The mother seems to be out to blame everyone but herself. She’s overbearing and controlling and obviously lashes out when things don’t go the way she likes. What this article and I’D channel fails to mention is thru all her mother’s vengeance and law mongering, Chimona moved in with Tafoyas parents! Who can blame her?

  4. AKIR says:

    I can understand what people are saying about her mother BUT trust me, no parent would ever be happy and supportive about their 14 year old CHILD having a relationship with a 20 year old adult. I don’t know about you people but I’ve changed A LOT from the age of 14 to 20! I still played with babies then! Give the woman a break. It would devastate me if my little girl was having sex at 14. That’s Waayyyy too young.

  5. AT2W Staff says:

    We don’t understand your comment. There is nothing in the article that suggests we judged the mother and also the story was quoted by the source of reference not us.

  6. Anne says:

    Whether 14 or not, ds girl already has a mind of her own n she knows what she wants. Instead of pressing charges, her mother should have just be concerned about who her guy really is. If I were her, I would stop pressing charges n rather be grateful to God and d guy that she is back safe and sound. He could have harmed her.

  7. Donald says:

    The mother is a NUTCASE, period. Chioma’s mother is delusional and needs to get a life or a man, or both! I mean, Stockholm Syndrome?? Why is this story even on “Disappeared”?? That episode could’ve been saved for a story that mattered. That woman is crazy.

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