Why Do Parents Abduct?
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, over 354,000 children are kidnapped by a parent each year in divorce custody disputes. Some of the children are recovered or returned quickly while others may be on the run for years. Unfortunately many of these children are never found. Generally, people are concerned with the traumatic effects of these events on the child involved.
However, both the searching parent and the abductor have many pending issues with which to deal. Some people believe that children "kidnapped" by their own parents are the lucky ones. In fact, because revenge is often the driving force for these abductions, the child may become subject to physical, sexual and mental abuse. While
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In the first case, Sandy Kearns is searching for her son Joshua who had been abducted by his father. Sandy's husband had run off with his son in the past. She was told by police that it was a civil matter and received no assistance. The next afternoon she was told by police officers that her husband had shot her son and then himself. The next case is about Cynthia and Julian Smith. Cynthia's son Julian was stolen away when he was two. Five years later, abused both sexually and emotionally, Julian was rescued by his mother. Julian has receive endless hours of psychological help that will have to be continued throughout his life. He is finally adapting to school and his new life and is making friends. The subsequent example involves Jeff and Autumn Young. This story depicts how some children's appearance is changed and they are restricted in all ways from having contact with theoutside world. Jeff's ex-wife stole away with their daughter during his custody case in court. Jeff spent his savings on lawyers and detectives who could not find his daughter. Shortly