“Friends, relatives and others who assist the abduction or who retain or conceal the child can be criminally charged as accomplices or co-conspirators.”
As the evidence against alleged Parental Kidnapper Robin Resovich begins to unfold, it sounds like Don Treco, an Auburn, California Private Detective (and retired California Highway Patrol Officer) was following Resovich’s sister and father in 2007. When a parental kidnapping occurs, the left-behind or victim parent is left with the option of hiring a private detective costing them thousands of dollars at the mere hope of recovering their kidnapped child. That’s apparently what Katiana Resovich’s father did and Don Treco came close to getting an arrest in 2007. The Children of the Underground Staff applauds the efforts of Treco, few if any private detectives are successful at obtaining evidence against family members — and there is empirical research that concludes that more times than not, the abductor’s family like her sister Meri St. Mary knew where Robin and Katiana Resovich were. An abductor like Robin Resovich living abroad was more than likely in need of money, and her family including Meri St. Mary sent it to her.
As the Criminal process of discovery begins, we understand that in California they take parental kidnapping charges very seriously. There are parental kidnappers that have ended up in prison for this crime. That said, most District Attorneys will not charge third party conspirators. However, if Resovich’s sister assisted her in falsifying any Federal Documents such as a U.S. Passport, then it is possible that she also might be charged.
Most International Parental Kidnappers fleeing from America’s Criminal Justice System like Robin Resovich are unwilling to accept responsibility for their actions. It’s not as if we don’t have the best Criminal Justice System in the World. Once arrested, they demand every right and protection from it, costing U.s. taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in adjudication costs. If the District Attorney wants to fast track this case so that both families can go on with their lives, it would nice to see Ms. Resovich confess to this crime and encourage her daughter to seek a relationship with her biological father. That’s really the only way to truly show remorse for this heinous crime against a 7 year old child.
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