The Domestic Violence community has convinced some junior reporter that Domestic Violence was not a crime in 1988. Why didn’t they take the time to get a quote from a criminal attorney on this rather than a domestic violence advocate with likely no professional or licensed credentials. Why wouldn’t assault be crime in 1988?
The County Judge in this case released Elaine Yates and hasn’t even chared her former spouse George Rapier. The media really needs to do some research on this case. Rapier was Yates’ underground spouse and should also be culpable for this crime — although many of us in the Family Abduction Community would speculate that George Rapier was the one that turned in Yates (for immunity from prosecution).
The sooner the victim father in this case is reunifed with now adult children the better. If not, then it’s likely Yates committed other crimes such as income tax evadtion, fraud and possibly some other federal crimes.
The judge in this case should be ashamed of himself in minimizing a 30 year parental kidnapping. The protective parent movement started in the Northeast and there has always been an attempt to further this case.
What the father in this case really needs is a civil attorney to file a lawsuit aginst his former spouse for millions of dollars. This mother must compensate this parental kidnapper for her crime.