DETROIT (WXYZ) - In an extensive interview Tuesday afternoon with 7 Action News, Bianca Jones' father D'Andre Lane says despite what people may think, he is innocent.
“I had nothing to do with my daughter’s disappearance," Lane said. "I would never harm my children. My children are my life.”
Lane has said he was carjacked Friday morning, and the gun-toting suspects took off with Bianca in the backseat, and he has no idea why authorities have been searching his home.
“There’s nothing that they’re going to find in that house linking anyone in my home to my daughter’s disappearance," Lane says. "My daughter was taken from me, point blank, period. My main concern is that she's brought back safely."
While his attorney, Terry L. Johnson, did not allow Lane to respond to more questions about the actual incident, Lane did talk about the hours leading up to the alleged carjacking and what happened inside his Mitchell Street house.
"She might of missed going to the potty," Lane said. "I might have spanked her bottom...It's just a parent being a parent."
Lane does admit to having a small paddle he uses to discipline his children, and while he may have used it on Bianca the night before she disappeared because of the potty incident, he says she was not abused.
Detroit Police have said they are carefully reviewing Lane’s statements about the alleged carjacking, and still determining the credibility of his story.
The 32-year-old Lane, who has 7 children, says he just wants his daughter Bianca back home, and believes she is still alive.
He says he has been getting threats since the ordeal began. His attorney has advised him not to participate in any searches.
"I am public enemy number one," Lane says.
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