Police in Newport, Kentucky confirmed that the person who identified himself to authorities as being Timmothy Pitzen missing from Illinois, is 23-year-old Brian Michael Rini from Medina, Ohio
Police in Newport, Kentucky confirmed that the person who identified himself to authorities as being Timmothy Pitzen missing from Illinois, is 23-year-old Brian Michael Rini from Medina, Ohio
PHOTO: Courtesy Sharon Hall
Now playing
01:12
Person found in Kentucky is not Timmothy Pitzen (2019)
Now playing
02:38
Biden: Science team 'among the brightest, most dedicated'
Mike Pence remarks vpx
Mike Pence remarks vpx
PHOTO: Senate TV
Now playing
02:27
New timeline shows just how close rioters got to Pence and his family
MyPillow notes
MyPillow notes
PHOTO: Jabin Botsford
Now playing
02:21
Photographer snaps notes of MyPillow CEO after visiting Trump
PHOTO: CNN
Now playing
02:31
Teachers feel pressure as schools weigh in-person classes
Staffer White House move out
Staffer White House move out
PHOTO: CNN
Now playing
01:36
Moving trucks spotted at White House as staffers clean out their desks
southern california january strong winds low humidity fire conditions weather santa ana winds_00000000.png
southern california january strong winds low humidity fire conditions weather santa ana winds_00000000.png
Now playing
01:19
Fire weather prevalent across Southern California
PHOTO: CNN
Now playing
02:34
Blizzard, rain, and snow to hinder Central and Eastern US weekend weather
PHOTO: POOL
Now playing
00:48
Pence makes surprise visit to Capitol to thank National Guard
FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice on October 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.
FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice on October 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.
PHOTO: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images
Now playing
03:47
FBI director speaks publicly for first time since Capitol riots
PHOTO: From Public Report / Jeremy Lee Quinn
Now playing
01:39
Video from inside Capitol raises questions for investigators
A man receives a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination site at South Bronx Educational Campus, in the Bronx New York on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
A man receives a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination site at South Bronx Educational Campus, in the Bronx New York on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Now playing
02:25
Coronavirus cases surge as states struggle to vaccinate
CNN
CNN's Salma Abdelaziz reports from inside the first hotel in the country to have been converted into a overflow hospital to treat patients.
PHOTO: CNN
Now playing
03:21
See inside the first UK hotel converted into a Covid-19 ward
House impeachment 217
House impeachment 217
PHOTO: CNN
Now playing
02:08
See historic moment House reaches enough votes to impeach Trump
PHOTO: Pool
Now playing
01:25
Pelosi speaks for first time following Trump's historic 2nd impeachment
(CNN) —  

The man accused of claiming to be a child who has been missing since 2011 is facing federal charges for lying to investigators, the FBI said Friday.

Brian Michael Rini showed up Wednesday in a Kentucky neighborhood and said he was the boy. He also claimed he had been held captive by two men for seven years, authorities said.

DNA tests done at an FBI lab showed the man is not Timmothy Pitzen, who would now be 14 years old.

So who is the man?

Brian Rini
Brian Rini's mugshot from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.
PHOTO: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

He has been identified as Brian Michael Rini, 23, of the Cleveland suburb of Medina, Ohio.

He appeared in federal court Friday morning and faces up to eight years in prison, prosecutors say.

Rini was released from an Ohio prison on March 7, according to the state department of corrections website. It says he served almost 14 months of an 18-month sentence for burglary and vandalism. The page notes he started a three-year parole period when he was released. Parolees are not allowed to leave the state without permission.

What did man say when he was found Wednesday?

What did the man tell investigators?

“He walked up to my car and he went, ‘Can you help me?’” a 911 caller told dispatchers, according to CNN affiliate WCPO. “‘I just want to get home. Please help me.’ I asked him what’s going on, and he tells me he’s been kidnapped and he’s been traded through all these people and he just wanted to go home.”

Rini told investigators he had broken free of his captors and claimed he’d been physically and sexually abused, according to Ben Glassman, the US attorney for the southern district of Ohio.

Rini didn’t allow investigators to take his fingerprints but did allow them to take a swab for DNA testing.

When the DNA results came back Thursday it showed Rini was not who he claimed to be.

When confronted with the DNA evidence, Rini said he saw Pitzen’s story on an episode of ABC’s “20/20.”

Is Rini’s brother surprised by the news?

Not in the least, says Jonathon Rini. Jonathon said Brian “was in and out of jail a lot while we were kids, just getting into little bouts of trouble, fights at home.”

Brian Rini was placed on probation as a juvenile, but “continuously violated his probation,” Jonathon Rini told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Friday.

Jonathon said Brian used his name in 2017 when stopped by police for a traffic violation. Jonathon found out when he received a letter notifying him his license had been suspended, according to a police report from the Ohio town of Norton. He told police it was his brother, who was in the Medina County jail.

Jonathon said Brian Rini has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and bipolar disorder, “but still he should have the rational thinking to not do something like this.”

“He’s a terrible person,” Jonathon, 21, told CNN.

CNN’s Janet DiGiacomo contributed to this report.