In Family Abduction Cases, the friends and relatives always know where the abducting parent and the child is. Or at the very least, they have some method of contacting them.Valerie Berry, the former Arizona State University professor has a father William Berry, who lives in Longview, Oregon. That’s not extremely far from Dexter, Oregon, the location of James and Mary Curtis who were very active in assisting underground/protective parent moms in the ’90s. And it’s not that much of coincidence that Cari Cagle, the nurse that might have started everything, now lives in Eugene Oregon. That is just miles from Dexter, Oregon. Santa Clara County in California is one of the only counties in America with its own Child Abduction Unit. With the arrest of Valerie Berry, we think its time for some court in America to start prosecuting those that aided and abetted in this horrible crime against a child.
Back in the ’90s, Cari Cagle a nurse had no professional training or legitimate credentials for giving advice to any mother to go underground with her child. Especially from Santa Clara County, which had some of the best services for these types of cases in the country. As we’ve seen in other cases, Cari Cagle was assisting Valerie Berry in providing an excuse or a trail of evidence when she was arrested. In addition, Valerie Berry’s father William had tried to get a petition to get Santa Clara County to drop the charges. Instead, he should have been trying to get his daughter to give herself up. William Berry had to have known the whereabout of his daughter and with today’s phone and Internet records, it wouldn’t be difficult to prove.
The other goal of law enforcement should be to assist the biological father and his family in reunifying with the now adult child. There is very little precedence in this area and it is wrong for these adult victims to side with their pathetic kidnapper. We urge the abducted adult child to contact TakeRoot.org 1-800-ROOT-ORG or a reunification therapist for advice.
Valerie Berry was arrested in a 25 year Parental Kidnapping in Phoenix, Arizona in July 2015. Valerie Berry kidnapped her daughter from Santa Clara County, California in 1990. Berry went by the name Aleksasha Webster and most recently taught courses part-time in the Design School. Berry faces a three year prison term if not charged with additional false document crimes.