houston, Texas -
(KPRC) A Cincinnati father has been reunited with his daughter after sending her on a plane to visit relatives in Houston.
Kiante Butler, 37, flew 7-year-old Angelina on Delta Airlines as an unaccompanied minor last week. She was picked up by a relative, but not the one who is supposed to have custody of her.
Angelina was greeted and taken by her mother, 39-year-old Jennifer Lopez.
Butler, who lives in Cincinnati, still bears the injuries from the last time he saw the mother of his child. He said six years ago Lopez, along with several accomplices, beat him severely and kidnapped Angelina and another child. Lopez went to prison and was released early in March.
The airline handed over Angelina to her mother even though another relative was on the unaccompanied minor list to pick up the child. Butler didn't even know Lopez had been released from prison.