Parental Abductor Dara Llorens Gets 6 Years in Prison

March 30, 2016

Dara Llorens – Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

Austin Texas protective parent Dara Llorens was sentenced to 6 Years in Prison in the 2002 kidnapping for her daughter. Dara Llorens, 46 was sentenced to two years for the charge of interference with child custody and six years for aggravated kidnapping. Both charges to be served concurrently. She could have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.


Dara Llorens sentenced to 6 years for kidnapping daughter by Andy Jechow, KXAN

Editor’s Note:

This was a 12-year kidnapping and Dara Llorens and her punishment was far less than the 12 years she kidnapped her daughter. Although Llorens did plead guilty and spared the public the expense of a jury trial although she did raise the “necessity defense” at her sentencing hearing. We would like to see new legislation to make the penalties harsher for long-term family abductions. The punishment should fit the crime and the horrible nature of these crime and the impact on these children.


Elaine Aradillas of People Magazine the Most Irresponsible and Spoon-Fed Journalist in America

May 18, 2015

Elaine Aradillas

We saw the interview that Elaine Aradillas of People Magazine did with the 19-year old daughter of Genevieve Kelley. First of all, does anyone in America believe that the child actually wrote that letter? She can sadly barely read it. Secondly, this child is 19 years of age and appears to have some type of special needs. Why would any reporter in America exploit a child like that? Aradillas appears to be reporting spoon-fed reports from Genevieve Kelley and her defense team. This adult child was kidnapped when she was 8 years old, she cannot possibly have the mental capacity to have consented to an interview like that.

We have followed these underground/protective parent kidnapping cases for the last twenty years. The defendant always uses the media to disparage their former spouse. Instead of taking their concerns of their child’s welfare to trained professionals, the defendant and her attorney are taking them to a spoon-fed reporter like Elaine Aradillas. This interview after kidnapping the biological father’s child for 10 years has to be the one of the single most horrible acts of anger and revenge that a report can inflict on a father in these cases. Elaine Aradillas, possibly a survivor herself is not reporting the news, she is participating in it.

For their crimes, Genevieve Kelley and Scott Kelley should be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Shame on People Magazine, Shame on Elaine Aradillas. Ms. Aradillas should resign from People Magazine.

We encourage all members of the Family Abduction Community to #unfollow #elaineja on Twitter.

Breaking: Scott Kelley Arraigned – Cash Bail Set at $250,000

May 7, 2015
Scott David Kelley

Scott David Kelley – Alleged Parental Kidnapper

Scott David Kelley was arraigned in Coos Superior Court in the Case State v. Scott David Kelley on five charges which included Interference with Custody and Felony Witness Tampering.

As part of the arraignment, Scott Kelley was ordered to surrender his expired and unexpired passports to the Court and to not possess or obtain a passport.


New Hampshire Coos County Court

What is Pathetic About Genevieve and Scott Kelley

April 28, 2015
Genevieve Kelley Parental Kidnapper

Genevieve Kelley

Scott David Kelley

Scott David Kelley

For those of us that have followed these protective parent criminal trials for the past 20+ years, these are reasons we think Genevieve and Scott Kelley are so pathetic.

1. Parental Alienation & Emotional Abuse – The alienation and emotional abuse Genevieve and Scott inflicted on the 8 year old child by Genevieve and Scott is disturbing. As a physician Mary should know better and for even Scott, a Special Education Teacher should also be able to conclude that the kidnapping of a 8 year old child who truly loved her father was and will always be criminally wrong. The current parental alienation, brainwashing or witness tampering is pathetic.

2. Disclosures – After reading through the case, both Genevieve and Scott know that there were never any credible disclosures that should have caused any reasonable person to believe that the 8 year old daughter was harmed by the child’s biological father. Any conclusions they reached were delusional. Furthermore, during the criminal trials of these protective parents — we’ve seen the defendants expand their allegations as they get more desperate. In one case, a U.S. judge wrote: “Where the (custodial-embattled protective parent) sees smoke, however, there is not only no fire, but there is not even smoke.”

3. Costa Rica / Honduras – Why is it that protective parents always kidnap their children to some of our world’s top travel destinations in the World. These parents are almost always found in a beach community on the Ocean. Why should we have any sympathy for them while they were in hiding and giving birth to and caring for a their new child. This trip underground sounds more like a paternity leave/extended vacation than anything else.

4. Medical Care – As a doctor and special education teacher, one would have assumed Genevieve and Scott could have provided the best of the best eduction and healthcare for their child. But why is it that their 19 year old child has only a 10th grade education? Do they actually think they acted in “the best interests of the child” or were they really thinking of themselves. Why would you blame the child’s biological father for this? You had 8 years to give the child a great life and it appears you miserably failed at this.

5. Maine Clinic – If they really thought the 8 year old child was being harmed, why wouldn’t they at least follow through and bring her to the Maine Clinic? M

6. Denver, Colorado — Most of us in the Family Abduction Community know that the Kempe Center in Denver, Colorado was a well known destination in the United States where a parent could allegedly get the type medical report they wanted. Then if they were able to get their so called proof, then why didn’t they return to litigate the case in New Hampshire Family Court? If Genevieve Kelley and Scott Kelley believed that they knew more about the custody of their child than the New Hampshire Family Law Courts, then why didn’t they hire a very good protective parent attorney in 2004? While in Denver, Colorado, couldn’t they find any good protective parent attorneys?

7. Life as a Kidnapped Child – Why would they not think it would be a horrible a life for an 8 year old child living underground in Central America and always moving around. Why would an adult child think that she was behind in her schooling because of the moving around rather than behind because of her selfish mother and stepfather?

8. Interviewing – What parent would ever want any attorney to cross-examine your child or even adult-child? Most protective parent attorneys will use suggestive interviewing techniques that are no longer considered appropriate in a courtroom as evidenced by the McMartin Preschool Case of the ’80s/’90s.

9. Mental Illnesses — In these cases we hear the defendant had a mental condition of munchausen syndrome by proxy, parental alienation syndrome, emotional abuse and/or a narcissistic and histrionic personality disorder. The defendant never understood the emotional abuse they inflicted on their own child. Meanwhile, after the kidnapping their child most likely has untreated stockholm syndrome.

10. Family Court System — Why was Genevieve Kelley the only doctor in America that couldn’t convince a Family Law Court to give her the custody schedule for her child that she wanted? And when she didn’t get what she wanted, if she were such a good doctor — then why didn’t she stick around and try to make the system better?

In summary, we believe Genevieve Kelley’s motive was anger and revenge against her former spouse. She was going to do everything in her power to write her daughter out of her daughter’s life. This included the child’s new step mother.

There are only three people in this World that can de-escalate the conflict in this case and in the best interests of this now adult-child. This is the only way to start the recovery process for everyone involved. We don’t think Genevieve Kelley is ever capable of this. So that leaves Scott David Kelley. With the possibility of Scott going to prison for 30+ years, we really hope that Scott steps forward with the truth in this case. And if he was involved in witness-tampering, now is the time to admit take ownership of that! As far as the adult-child, everyone in that has followed these cases know that the child loved her father and his family dearly when she was 8 years old. Since that time, she has most likely been brainwashed and heard horrible things that simply did not happen about her biological father. We really hope that she has the mental capacity to do the right thing like some of the recovered adult-child in some of the recent cases. These adult-child will only be able to move forward with their lives after they reunify with their left-behind parent. This also might be the only way to reduce the prison sentence of their arrested parent.

We doubt that the adult-child has been able to view the videos of her left-behind family. If someone has the compassion to get her to view the videos, this would be the morally correct thing to do.

The Editor

Arrested Parental Kidnapper Dara Llorens – New Details in the Case

October 13, 2014
Photo: Rodolfo Gonzalez

Photo: Rodolfo Gonzalez

The story of arrested parental kidnapper Dara Llorens continues in a Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Dara Llorens is accused of kidnapping her 4-year old daughter Sabrina Allen, 12-years ago. She is being held on a bail of over $1 Million dollars.

Like most of the parental kidnappers that are finally arrested, Dara Llorens was appointed an indigent defense lawyer. She claimed to have no assets in both Mexico and the United States. Now the Public Defender’s Office will be paying the bill for Dara Llorens’ defense.

Dara Llorens kept a Go Bag near the door and in the 12-years had lived in several cities including Cancun, Conzumel, Mexico City and Zacatecas. Cancun and Conzumel seem like familiar beach destinations where other parental kidnappers have lived in hiding.

The details of this case continue to show the horrible parental alienation that Dara Llorens inflicted on her own daughter. She was apparently told so many horrible things about her biological father and she is not yet ready to meet him. However, she has asked to meet with her former kindergarten teacher in Mexico, who is now the Searching Father’s wife.

In an interesting twist to the case, when searching for his daughter in Mexico, the searching father met his daughter’s kindergarten teacher in Mexico. The then 5-year old child told her teacher her story and how much she missed her father. The teacher told authorities about Dara Llorens and before authorities could make the arrest, Llorens fled. The Searching Father ended up getting married to the child’s kindergarten teacher (she was fired from her job after reporting the missing child to authorities).

Significant Parental Kidnapping Trials

July 17, 2014

Parental Kidnapping Trials

Parental Kidnapping is considered one of the most horrific forms of child maltreatment. In our legal systems in the United States and other countries, our criminal and civil systems has made significant strides to deter others from committing this really heinous criminal act. Here is our list of Parental Kidnapping criminal and civil trial verdicts that we believe are significant.

Some observations:

  • With parental kidnapping criminal prosecutions, there are often other crimes committed such as Passport Fraud, Forgery and Bank Fraud.
  • The story lines of most of these parental kidnapping cases sound very similar with parents disputing child custody and the kidnapping parent ignoring a child custody court order.
  • In Civil Cases the amounts awarded by juries against third party conspirators or negligent parties are in the millions.
  • In the Civil Case a jury against an Executive Jet Company that flew the kidnapped children from the United States to Egypt, a jury was given the task of estimating a dollar value for the 22 months a searching mother’s child was kidnapped. The jury awarded the mother $17 Million or almost $800,0000 per month. The Private Executive Jet Company was found to be negligent in failing to check if the father had permission from children’s mother to remove the children from the United States. They were ordered to pay an additional $10 Million for custodial interference and negligence.

Barbara Vigil
Year: 2001
Country: United States to Costa Rica
Charges: United States Passport Fraud 2 Counts, State Court Forgery of Government Document, 2 counts forgery of a government document, 1 count of criminal impersonation
Sentencing: 12 Months 1 Day in Prison
Civil: $599,032.16 damages against Barbara Vigil, Betty Vigil and another party. Vigil to pay $6,138 in extradition costs, $3,570 in daughter’s therapy costs.

Syed Hasan
State: Michigan
Year: 2008
Criminal Verdict: Convicted of one count each of making a false statement on a passport application, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1542,1 conspiracy to commit kidnapping, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371,2 and international parental kidnapping, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1204(a).3  Hasan was sentenced principally to 52 months’ imprisonment.

Clark Rockefeller
Year: 2008
State: Massachusetts
Sentencing: 4 years to 5 years (also sentenced to 27 years for murder in an unrelated case)

Linda Wynn, William Amacher
Year: 2010
Countries: New York to to Mexico
Length of Abduction:
Sentencing: 3 Years in Prison

Mark McCallum
State: Michigan
Year: 2013
Sentencing: 28 months to 15 years in prison for two counts of parental kidnapping and custodial interference. Pay fines of $2,600 in restitution including $1,900 in extradition costs

David Matusiewicz
State: Delaware
Year: 2009
Sentencing: Federal Kidnapping and Bank Fraud, sentenced to 4 years in prison followed by five years supervision by the U.S. Probation office.

Maria Jose Carrascosa
State: New Jersey
Year: 2010
Sentencing: 14-year contempt of court sentence for failing to turn the child over.

Ly Huong (Huong Thi Kim Ly)
State: New York
Year: 2010
Criminal Verdict: Guilty Verdict.

Anwar Wissa Jr.
State: Connecticut to Egypt
Year: 2006
Civil Verdict: Executive Jet Management ordered to pay mother $10 million for negligence and custodial interference and an additional $17 million for the 22-month separation from the children.

Claudia Cano
Year: 2010
Civil: Father vs. Escondido Union School District, Father awarded $2 million in damages.

Note: If you know of a criminal or civil parental kidnapping or family abduction case that should be on this list, please email it to