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Child Abduction

Schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria: Complicity through Silence

Richard Attias | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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) | 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 03.31.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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...

They Steal Children

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Days of lurid headlines have focused on the stolen child. Given this community's vile history of abuse, we have reason to be outraged. I'm referring of course to the European community's abuse of the Roma.

Accused Child Abductor Admits To Lesser Charge

AP | Posted 12.24.2013 | Crime

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — A 60-year-old woman accused of abducting her infant grandson from his father's Florida home in 2000...

Elizabeth Smart's Autobiography: A Story of Survival

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Because of the book, Elizabeth Smart is coming into another season of notoriety. Before, it was as a 14-year-old victim. This time, it's as a 25-year-old, who is both victim and victor -- one who defeats an enemy or opponent.

Police Investigating 11-Year-Old's Possible Abduction

Posted 10.08.2013 | Crime

Police in Detroit are investigating a possible abduction after a girl was reportedly kidnapped from the city's west side Tuesday morning. According...

Police Investigating Abduction Attempts On Students

Posted 09.07.2013 | Chicago

A man tried to lure a trio of young Chicago school children into a van early Friday in what police say is the second attempted abduction near the same...

HEARTBREAK: Divorced Mom Fights For Her Children's Return

Posted 08.21.2013 | Divorce

One Toronto mother is trying to bring her children back to Canada after their father took them to Afghanistan and is refusing to bring them home. A...

Malcolm Crowell, Suspect In RI Killings, Abduction Is Cleared

AP | Posted 10.12.2013 | Crime

JOHNSTON, R.I. — A man initially identified as a suspect in a Rhode Island double homicide and mentioned in a related nationwide Amber Alert has...

Help Sought In Search For Missing Calif. Kids

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Crime

An Amber Alert was issued in California Tuesday for Ethan Anderson, 8, and sister Hannah Anderson, 16. Their suspected kidnapper, James Lee Dimaggio, ...

The Tragic Story Behind California's Amber Alert

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 10.05.2013 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — The husband of a woman whose body was found in a burned house near the U.S.-Mexico border pleaded Tuesday with his friend who is sus...

Child Abduction and the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Mark Baer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Let's say that a child is born to a same-sex married couple (or registered domestic partnership or civil union). What do you think happens if that same couple later moved to a jurisdiction that fails to recognize their relationship?

How to Help a Child Recover From Child Abduction Trauma

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Listening empathically to children after a trauma, without judgment, is one of the greatest tools parents have.

Safety Tips to Help Avoid Child Abduction

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.16.2013 | Crime
Dr. Gail Gross

It is important to teach children how to avoid being seized, how to resist a potential captor and how to escape. Kids are vulnerable and trusting, and it is our job as parents to remind them of basic safety rules.

Man Charged With Abducting, Raping Boy, 6

AP | Posted 05.06.2013 | Crime

LATROBE, Pa. -- A man abducted a 6-year-old boy from his yard, brought him home to play video games, then raped him and abandoned him in a park late a...

Organize to Scrutinize Your Local Sex Trafficking Laws

Margaret Howard | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

It's time to demand that local laws be held to the standard of state and federal law. Doing so may be a start to fixing how local law enforcement treats commercially sexually exploited and trafficked people of all ages.

FRC Fellow: Gay Parents Shouldn't Be Protected From Parental Kidnappings

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A senior fellow for the conservative lobbying group the Family Research Council (FRC) has suggested that gay parents should not be legally protected a...

Virginia Pastor Who Helped Woman Smuggle Child Out Of Country Jailed By Federal Judge

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.24.2013 | Religion

A pastor at the center of a dramatic and acrimonious custody and kidnapping case has been jailed for refusing to testify in court. Kenneth Miller, ...