Searching Parents Have Little Influence with the FBI in Family Abduction Cases
The Australian is reporting that the daughter of arrested parental kidnapper Dorothy Lee Barnett is reluctant to meet with the father “while he is backing legal action against the mother”. As most Searching and Recovering Parents know in Family Abduction Cases, the parents don’t tell the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation or “FBI” how to do their job, the FBI Agent or prosecuting U.S. Attorney tells you what they are doing. It’s a little naive for anyone to think that the father could have any influence or control in the prosecution and extradition of Dorothy Lee Barnett. He and Savanna are victims or witnesses in this case only. Passport Forgery is taken very seriously in the United States in this Post-911 era and I would imagine that the U.S. Justice Department provides very little leniency to those that commit this crime.
If anything, I personally think that the reunification of the now adult-child and her biological father would do more to de-escalate this situation and help her arrested mother get leniency than anything else she could do. By continuing with the position that she fled because she didn’t trust the U.S. Court System to protect herself and her child is absurd. That defense against a parental kidnapping and any proclaimed defense against Passport Forger is a sure loser as we have seen other precedent cases.
Here’s the quote from the Australian.
“Ms Todd, a first-year nursing student at Townsville’s James Cook University, intends to write to her father to explain her reluctance to meet him while he is backing legal action to separate her from her mother.”
As many of us in the Missing Children’s Community, we would sincerely hope that the child in this case reconsiders the reunification with her biological father. It is so cruel for any adult-child to take this position against a caring parent. We’ve seen in so many of these cases where the abducting parent engages in “parental alienation” against the left-behind victim parent. A these stories unfold, what about It’s so sad the father was victimized for the last 19 years of not knowing where his daughter was and now by his adult-child daughter. That’s makes us very sad.
This Family Abduction or Parental Kidnapping site monitors Family Abduction Searches, Hague Convention Cases, Recoveries, Trials and Sentencing. There should never be a reasonable legal excuse for a Domestic or International Parental Kidnapping.
We also monitor the activity of the Protective Parent or Underground Groups. It's your guide to what's going on with these notorious groups.
Some of these cases in the '80s & '90s started with Faye Yager's Children of the Underground Group. Over the years, the loose network of groups have evolved to the "Protective Parent Movement" and in more recent years to "Family Court Critics". During the last 25+ years, these groups have used their network of legal professionals, proclaimed child protectionists, domestic violence shelters and spoon-fed media to assist parental kidnappers. As these kidnappers play Family Court Judge, Jury and Executioner -- some parents are searching years for their children. They tearfully keep hope alive that someday they will find them.
This website is dedicated to the recovery of those children and the prosecution of the parental kidnappers and those that aided and abetted in this criminal act.
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Protective Parents / Protective Mothers
Custodial-embattled parents, usually the mothers that refuse to accept the custody orders of the Family Law Court System. As the court system moves to co-parenting or joint custody, these proclaimed protective mothers are not able to comprehend why the courts would not award maternal custody in their case. They are willing to go to any extreme and use any all forums including fabricating allegations against their former spouse; use a loose network of physicians or child therapists to falsify a medical report; take their stories to the press or turn fugitive with their children with help of a modern-day "Underground Railroad" that may result in a prison sentence. In recent years, mothers have even abandoned all custody rights and even sent their older teenage children into hiding rather than abide by the court custody orders. After any allegations are fabricated, the mothers rarely follow through and provide supporting evidence for any related investigations.
In the past 30 years, a small number of activist groups, individuals and activist legal groups have been been trying to grow the so called "protective parent movement". With the expanded awareness of the plight of both domestic and international abductions and the emotional impact of the abduction on the kidnapped children - this movement is not highly regarded in the Family Law Legal Community. This cause is more of a protest against the Family Law Legal system of co-parenting or joint custody when they can recruit an activist and narcissistic mother that is willing to take her case to this extreme.
“Children who are victims of family abduction are uprooted from their homes and deprived of their other parent. Often they are told the other parent no longer loves them or is dead. Too often abducted children live a life of deception, sometimes under a false name, moving frequently and lacking the stability needed for healthy, emotional development.” - U.S. Department of Justice