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Child Abduction

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, ...

Girl Abducted From School Found Crying For Help

Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

A 5-year-old taken from her classroom yesterday by a woman posing as her mother was found safe on Tuesday in a park outside Philadelphia, WCAU reports...

Police Want To Question Teen In 2 Other Cases

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 10.26.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Police in a Colorado town where the body of a missing 10-year-old girl was found said Friday that they want to question a teenage suspect in...

SVU's 300th Episode Features Grim Story but Age-Defying Actors

Allison Leotta | Posted 12.25.2012 | TV
Allison Leotta

Only SVU could celebrate its 300th episode with a gut-wrenching story about child abduction and pedophilia. "Manhattan Vigil" showcased the dramatic chops that have made Law and Order: Special Victims Unit a television staple for the last 14 years.

Police Link Jessica Ridgeway Case To Jogger Attack

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 12.23.2012 | Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Police said Tuesday the abduction and killing of a 10-year-old girl in suburban Denver this month is connected to a May kidnappi...

Police: 'Definitive' Link Between Ridgeway Murder, Attempted Abduction

Posted 10.26.2012 | Denver

On Monday evening, the Westminster police announced that there is a "definitive" connection between the Jessica Ridgeway murder and an attempted abduc...

Police Find 'Pivotal Piece Of Evidence' In Jessica Ridgeway Case

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.19.2012 | Denver

Westminster Police Department have released photos a wooden cross recovered during the Jessica Ridgeway investigation which, they say, could be a "piv...

Police Explore Possible Link To Memorial Day Case

Posted 10.19.2012 | Denver

The Westminster Police Department says that it is exploring a possible link between the abduction and murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway and an at...

Three Cheers for Healthy Helicopter Parents

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Sheela Raja, PhD

We aren't overprotective, we're involved. And we are here to stay

David Lohr

Wales Police Arrest Man In Connection With Abduction Of Missing 5-Year-old | David Lohr | Posted 10.02.2012 | Crime

Police in Wales say they have arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of April Jones, a five-year-old girl who was abducted wh...

Mennonite Pastor Guilty Of Helping 'Ex-Gay' Woman Kidnap Daughter

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The conviction of a Virginia pastor on charges he helped a woman flee the country rather than share custody of her child with ...

Lesbian Mom Sues Ex-Partner And Pastor For Abducting Daughter

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A pastor from Virginia was convicted Tuesday of helping a woman flee the country three years ago, when she was on the brink of...

Paranoid Parents Are a Bigger Threat to Kids

James Peron | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
James Peron

Our kids are suffering from an orgy of bad parenting. Yes, there are real dangers to kids, but the main harm they face is imposed by their own parents.

School Janitor Saves 6-Year-Old From Being Kidnapped

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education

John Velasquez, a janitor at PS 160 in New York's Bronx borough, may have saved a 6-year-old boy's life after a stranger claiming to be his uncle trie...

Father Of Missing Arizona Girl Barred From Contact With Sons

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.14.2012 | Crime

Sergio Celis, the father of missing Tucson girl Isabel Celis, has been barred from having contact with his two older sons by authorities. Accordin...

When Amber Isn't Enough: Enlisting Truckers to Help Find Missing Kids

Diane Russell | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Diane Russell

"Trucker TV" could reach thousands of long-haul truck drivers, the very folks who travel the same roads and stop at the same rest areas where missing and exploited children often happen to be.

Arkansas Man Accused Of Abducting Daughter Surrenders

AP | ALLEN REED | Posted 06.02.2012 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas man suspected of abducting his 18-month-old daughter after allegedly beating and stabbing her mother walked into an a...

18-Month-Old Missing After Mom Attacked With Ice Pick

AP | ALLEN REED | Posted 06.02.2012 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Authorities are searching for an Arkansas man who is suspected of abducting his 18-month-old daughter after allegedly crashi...

David Lohr

Search For Santa Clara Teen Sierra LaMar Leads To Condoms, Handcuff Box | David Lohr | Posted 05.11.2012 | Crime

Volunteers searching for clues in the disappearance of California teenager Sierra LaMar discovered a handcuff box and used condoms about a mile from w...