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Hopatcong Dad's 800K Bail Ordered to Remain

Hopatcong New Jersey

The Hopatcong dad accused of abducting his two sons had his first appearance this afternoon in Sussex County Superior Court.

On February 5, the boys' mother contacted police after Kristopher Dohm failed to return to her Landing home with the boys.

After more than a two month search, Dohm was located on March 18 at a Florida motel.

Dohm was in the motel with Edward William Tarras, who was charged two years ago with aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor among other charges and was on the run since August of last year.

Judge today maintain Dohm's bail at $800,000 with no 10-percent option. 

He also agreed with request to prohibit Dohm from contacting his sons or ex-wife.

He has been charged with kidnapping and interference of custody.

Authorities said based on investigation, Dohm planned the abduction.

He is scheduled for court on May 4 at 9 a.m.