Convicted Parental Kidnappers Gina and Doug Dahlen to be Sentenced May 2, 2017

April 6, 2017
Doug Dahlen, Gina Dahlen

Doug and Gina Dahlen – Sentencing Trial May 2, 2017 (Photo:

The story of convicted parental kidnappers Gina and Doug Dahlen and their White House Ranch facility in Hermann, Minnesota continues to unfold. The ranch is currently up for sale and it has recently been disclosed that the ranch is part of the assets of the divorce between Doug Dahlen and his former spouse. The Dahlens apparently now have to sell the ranch as part of his divorce settlement.

The Dahhlen’s held Sandra Grazzini’s teenage children for 944 days with full knowledge there was a nationwide missing children’s search for these children. Let’s hope on May 2nd when the Dahlens are sentenced that they make a public apology for their actions. If they do so, that should go a very long ways towards deterring others from committing this crime. If they do no provide this apology, then they deserve to do the time in prison. It’s important that our criminal justice system send a strong message that our nation’s courts will not tolerate parental kidnapping or family abduction. #stopfamilyabduction #stopteenagerfamilyabudction

Dede Evavold – Protective Parent – Crime Doesn’t Pay

February 2, 2017



Dede Evaold (Photo: Twitter)

Dede Evavold has until February 11, 2017 to pay her court fines and restitution. She also appears to be blogging about her victims.



The controversial protective parent movement is finally at its crossroads of redefining itself against “parental kidnapping”, “family abduction” and “teenager family abduction”. It sounds like the protective parent lawyers are distancing themselves from Dede Evavold.

At this point in these cases, the discussion point is: “Is the purpose of our criminal justice system to punish or rehabilitate?” In our humble opinion, and that of Dede’s sister it’s time for rehabilitation. It’s time for the Protective Parent / Family Court Critic Movement to take some ownership here and help Dede get the treatment that she needs.

Dede Evavold Released From Jail – 8 Years Probation

January 30, 2017



Dede Evavold

Dede Evavold, one of the first parental kidnapping conspirators / protective parent movement supporters convicted in America has been released from jail. She will be on probation for 8 years and is prohibited from being around minor children and will serve part of her jail sentence over the next 8 years.

Editor’s Note: The very wise Judge is this criminal case really understood the protective parent movement and activists like Dede Evavold. Her sentencing rightfully addresses the privacy and rights of the victim children in these case that are now with the custodial father. The Family Abduction Community applauds this judge!

Federal Charges Needed Against Elaine Yates

January 27, 2017

Elaine Yates – Federal Parental Kidnapping Charges

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin’s has minimized the crime of Parental Kidnapping and Family Abduction. It’s apparent that the lobby and special interest groups have put pressure on him not to charge Elaine Yates. In the decision not to charge her, it’s hopeful that the U.S. Attorney will step up and investigates Yates for crimes she must have committed while in hiding. Did she pay taxes? Is she guilty of identity theft? Did she commit forgery?

Gina & Scott Dahlen Plead Guilty

January 24, 2017

Gina Dahlen and Scott Dahlen, the owners of White Horse Ranch in Hermann, Minnesota plead guilty to one count of depravation of parental rights for their role in the Teenager Family Abduction of the Rucki girls

Both of the Dahlens admitted in court that they knew the teenagers’ father had been awarded custody of all five of his children in November 2013. The girls were held for 942 days. The Dahlens admitted they knew he had custody and failed to contact the father or law enforcement. The Dahlens had been charged with six felony counts.

It is unclear of the Dahlens were charged with a Felony. They testified against both Sandra Rucki and Dede Evavold.

Gina and Doug Dahlen will be sentenced on April 3, 2017 at the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings, Minnesota.

The horse did not plead guilty.



Who Helped Elaine Yates? Can Other Missing Children be Found?

January 23, 2017

Protective Mom Elaine Yates (alias Liana Waldberg) hid underground for over 30 years. She had to have received assistance from various protective parent supporter groups. In the past, some of the support has come from the Domestic Violence Shelters which were well funded after the Violence Against Women Act of 1994(VAWA). During that era, there was an abundance of funds available for these groups. In past cases, there have been a number of shelter workers or volunteers directly involved in kidnapping. There were also a number of loosely connected religious groups with the cases in Mississippi and in later years some of the Unitarian Universalists Churches that have supported protective parents.

Let’s hope Federal Law Enforcement assists the local Rhode Island District Attorneys Office to understand who helped Liana Walldberg. There are still a significant number of unsolved protective parent cases. Those children rightfully deserve to know their birth father and his family.

Fake News by CBS in Elaine Yates Kidnapping Story

January 19, 2017

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.