Perez went to the DA, and investigators were able to find the boy through a Facebook posting. According to the DA, Albina Salazar, the new wife of Vaquera, recognized the boy and contacted authorities.
District Attorney's Family Criminal Law Division Chief Jane Waters credited investigators for their role in getting the child back.
"Children should not be used as pawns in domestic disputes," Waters said in a press release. "We need to protect children, and sometimes to do that, a criminal charge needs to be filed."
Isabel Vaquera, 54, the child's grandmother, has been charged with kidnapping and tampering with governmental records. Investigators say she was unwilling to return the child when ordered to do and falsifying his birth certificate to enroll him in school. Each felony charge could carry up to ten years in prison if she's convicted.