Throughout the investigation and court proceedings, Julian consistently defended his father and pleaded that the Judge not send his father to jail. In order to deal with the revelation of his own forged identity and unknown kidnapping, Julian posted to the message board Reddit seeking advice on how to handle the situation:
Sometime between the ages of 3 and 5, my dad took me, against a court order, away from my mother without me even knowing this. He changed my name and SSN and did something similar for himself.
I have lived my entire life up until a few days ago oblivious to this fact (I was told the name people had been calling me when I was young was my current middle name.) I only discovered all this as I was applying for scholarships. …
I’m not angry at my father in the slightest. I remember that he used to ask me “If I ever committed a terrible crime, would you still love me?” I still do, even after learning everything.