Alleged Parental Kidnapper Scott David Kelley is scheduled to be arraigned in Coos Superior Court in Lancaster, New Hampshire on May 11, 2015. He will be charged with 5 counts including one Felony Count for Interference with Custody and two Felony Witness Tampering counts.
Scott Kelley could have turned himself in back in November 2014. Instead, he elected to stay in hiding in Costa Rica with the now adult-child victim. The victim was only 8 years old when Scott David Kelley and Genevieve Kelley kidnapped her from the child’s biological parent. Scott Kelley was arrested in Atlanta at the airport when he re-entered the United States. He has been incarcerated without bail in a Clayton County Jail since.
Editor’s Note: If the adult-child victim were recovered prior to her 18th birthday, she would now be in the care of her custodial father, a physician and his wife. Unfortunately, there is no Family Abduction Victim law that allows the custodial parent to even ensure the well-being of his daughter — even if the chid may suffer from Stockholm Syndrome and/or be a victim of munchausen’s syndrome by proxy. The parental kidnapper’s family and relatives are alleged to be caring for the adult-child that is only has a 10th grade education. The District Attorney was able to get an order to deposition the now adult-child in advance of upcoming criminal trial, but the adult-child is being prevented by the defendant’s family and/or supporters.
As most of us that have followed these Family Abduction Protective Parent Cases, these criminal trials appear to be more of a protest of America’s Court System rather than a legitimate criminal defense. These defendants like Genevieve and Scott Kelley are not only wasting taxpayers dollars but appear to be more interested in sending out press releases and photos than providing facts and evidence to support their reason for their alleged criminal acts. On the other hand, had they believed in our criminal justice system ten years ago, they would have stuck around and would never have committed these crimes.
We hope at Scott Kelley’s Arraignment that he judge sets a very high bail. We really have no patience for these defendants that have shown no respect for our nation’s legal system and now expect every right afforded to them. They should not be allowed to continue to disrespect our legal system.