Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fugitive Mother and Son Apprehended in Mexico


Monday, 29 December 2008

ICE agents say they have arrested a woman who fled to Mexico with her son a decade ago

In a news release dated December 24th, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says that Tamara Kennedy fled from Maryland with her four-year old son a decade ago, "shortly before sole custody of the child was to be awarded to the child's father."

Kennedy and her son were seized by Mexican authorities after seeking passport assistance at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara. They were then flown to Houston, where the Associated Press reports the boy, now 14, is in CPS custody and "is refusing to see his father."

Kennedy faces criminal charges of obstructing parental rights.
Before throwing the book at the mother, there are questions that should be asked, did the mother leave the country in order to protect the son from abuse? Is the kid going suffer pshychological damage by seeing the mother prosecuted and being forced to be with father that might have abused the kid is that there more damage than good that could result from this action?

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