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Child Abduction

'The Year of the Child' Has Become 'the Year of Fear' for Children

Gordon Brown | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

LONDON -- The cries of a starving or distressed child are a harrowing enough sound. The screams of a child caught up in violent conflict are an altogether different matter.

Sobering Lessons From the Lone Juror in the Etan Patz Case

Dan Simon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime
Dan Simon

The Hernandez case confirms the adage that "confession is the queen of evidence." Even without a shred of physical evidence, an almost unanimous jury voted for conviction based on a 33-year-old statement, given by a man suffering from a personality disorder and limited intelligence.

Ruthless $570-Per-Child Traffickers Exploit Nepal Tragedy

Gordon Brown | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

At least 950,000 children in Nepal are in makeshift tents, on the streets or simply out of school and will not be able to return for months unless urgent action is taken. With all classrooms closed until May 29, in a country which in recent years has lost 200,000 girls to cross-border trafficking and exploitation, fears are now growing that children consigned to the streets or camps may be easy prey.

Why You Don't Need To Freak Out About That Kidnapping Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents

A video about kidnapping from YouTube prankster Joey Saladino aka JoeySalads has been making the Internet rounds and leaving a wave of terrified paren...

Warning To All Parents: The Lost Dog Lure in Abductions and My Close Shave

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Immediately, my daughter sensed something weird about the guy, but being an animal lover and a good Samaritan, she wanted to help.

Crash & Burn Is Lisa Gardner's Most Complex Novel

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.28.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Gardner pulls out all the stops in her latest novel, Crash & Burn. There are so many muddled characters who try to make sense of all that is going on, while there are other seemingly crazed characters who are determined to hide the truth. In short you can't breeze your way through this one.

Teen's Story About Dead Boy Being Abducted Is False: Cops

AP | Posted 12.19.2014 | Crime

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) -- New York police investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy say a caretaker's initial report that he was abducted from an Albany-a...

Amber Alert: 6-Week-Old Baby Kidnapped At Gunpoint

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

The mother of Delano Wilson, a 6-week-old baby boy who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Indianapolis Wednesday, has made an impassioned plea for his safe ...

Woman Charged In Girl's Abduction Rejects Deal

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.18.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury was chosen Monday to hear a graphic trial about a 5-year-old girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom, raped in a br...

Amber Alert Issued For Missing 8-Month-Old Girl (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Texas have issued an Amber Alert for an 8-month-old girl who was in a car stolen outside of a Texas gas station, authorities said. U...

What Is a Girl Worth?

Tedi Ware | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Tedi Ware

Many parents and community leaders cling fiercely to the traditional belief that it's a waste of money to pay school fees for a daughter since her destiny is to marry, bear multiple children, and manage the home.

David Lohr

Charges Filed Against Twin Brothers In Child Abduction Hoax

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.04.2014 | Crime

Authorities have filed charges against the twin brothers who staged a fake child abduction at a Washington state park. Brothers Jeremy and Jason Ho...

A Mother's Hope Never Dies

Jon Leiberman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

Colleen Nick has every reason to be cynical, sad and overcome with grief. But instead she is hopeful. She is hopeful that her daughter will one day come walking through her front door after all of these years.

Impossible to Forget: A Review of Bret Anthony Johnston's Remember Me Like This

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Elizabeth Nicholas

The Campbells propensity to push their luck will resonate with anyone who has ever felt the allure of testing their own, of seeking closure rather than deciding to stop looking for it.

Don't Blame Islam for Boko Haram

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

End this sensationalism, please. Let's bring the filthy thugs of Boko Haram to justice, yesterday. And let's stop elevating their status by linking them to Islam in our headlines from tomorrow.

Bring Back Our Girls

Yvonna Russell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

Ten years ago Susan Minot wrote an article, "This We Came to Know Afterwards" which later evolved into her novel, "Thirty Girls" which shares the stor...

Schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria: Complicity through Silence

Richard Attias | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Richard Attias

This past Monday night, militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped 129 high school female students from their beds in northern Nigeria. T...

David Lohr

Child Abduction Hoax Angers Parents (WATCH)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.17.2014 | Crime

One of the twin brothers responsible for staging a fake child abduction at a Washington park says they were just trying to raise awareness about the e...

No Equitable Tolling in Hague Abduction Convention

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

There are several exceptions to this near-automatic return of a child to her country of habitual residence.

Mexico Cartel Kidnapped Kids To Harvest Organs, Police Say

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Mexico's western state of Michoacan detained an alleged member of the Knights Templar cartel who is suspected of kidnap...

Finding an Abducted Girl in South Sudan

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

Mangok recently departed for South Sudan knowing that he may be risking his life, which has narrowed to this search. "The burden of freedom," Mangok said, "is that you can't endure someone else not having it."

Talking to Strangers

Raquel Regalado | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Raquel Regalado

We need to talk to our children consistently about these and other dangers, not to scare them but to inform them and to insure that if and when they are in danger they know who they can reach out to and confide in.

The List

Kim Lute | Posted 02.08.2014 | Black Voices
Kim Lute

Kael Johnson. Marquise Williams. Diamond Eley. LaToya Figueroa. I'll assume that the mention of these names draws blank stares. You likely don't know ...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Child Abduction Case

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

On December 11, 2013, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Lozano v. Alvarez, a case arising under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Child Rapist Sentenced; Had Bragged To Girlfriend About Sex Crimes

Posted 11.07.2013 | Crime

A child rapist in Washington state who bragged to his girlfriend about his crimes was sentenced last week to a minimum of 10 years in prison. Ryan...