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
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.
December 23, 2015
On Monday, December 21, 2015 in Austin, Texas parental kidnapper Dara Llorens plead guilty. She was charged with Aggravated kidnapping, a first degree felony with a punishment range of 5 to 99 years or life in prison. She will be sentenced in February 2016.
Dara Llorens kidnapped her child in 2002 and hid her for 12 years. The child, now 17 was found in Mexico. The media is reporting that the child has been “reunified” with the father and his family. They report the parental kidnapping victim, now a young woman has graduated from high school and is enrolled in college.
Editor’s Note: It appears that in Texas, the “aggravated kidnapping charge” is one where the courts got it right in 2015. It is unfortunate that the penalties for the crime of felony parental kidnapping or felony deprivation of child custody are not as severe as it should be for the harm that is causes the child. The current laws do not take into account how long the kidnapping occurs. In one of the guilty pleas for 2015 in New Hampshire, Genevieve Kelly should have received a longer prison sentence and should not have been allowed to continue to conceal the now adult child with special needs from the custodial parent and his family. As we saw in the Dara Llorens case, the now adult woman has progressed much better under the care of the recovering parent. Our parental kidnapping Federal and State Laws certainly need to be re-examined since long-term abductions should certainly be classified as “aggravated kidnappings”.
Dorothy Lee Barnett should also have received a longer prison sentence in South Carolina. I think the victim father showed much more compassion and forgiveness than most parents in his situation. I am sincerely hoping that the now adult child will show more compassion for him in 2016. And hopefully she will be receive some therapy that will help her to understand if she is inflicted with Stockholm Syndrome.
In New Mexico, Eileen Clark was sentenced in 2014 and should have also received a very long prison sentence. Hopefully in 2015, these now adult children will also show some compassion toward their father and his family.
In 2016, we are really hoping that Texas will establish a new precedence by sentencing Dara Llorens to a very long prison sentence. The New Hampshire, South Carolina and New Mexico state criminal courts could have done a better job in prosecuting these cases. We are also looking forward to the prosecution in Minnesota of Sandra Rucki, Dede Evavold, Gina and Doug Dahlen in 2016.
Happy Holidays and Merry Xmas to All!
September 8, 2015
Here’s a list of some of the pathetic parental kidnapping cases we have followed.
Genevieve and Scott Kelley
They pathetically kidnapped Mary Nunes in 2004 and were not arrested until 10 years later in 2014. Both have served or are serving jail time. They have not yet supported a reunification of the now adult child and her biological parents. Some believe they are still kidnapping her. Most believe that this now adult-child is emotionally brainwashed and will need to be deprogrammed.
Dorthy Lee Barnett
Dorthy “Lee” Barnett kidnapped her daughter in 1994 and was not arrested until 2013. She is still incarcerated in jail. The now adult-daughter has met her biological father.
Dorthy Lee Barnett
In 1995 Eileen Clark kidnapped her children and was not found until 2008. She was living in the United Kingdom with her children. She was not sentenced until 2014. She has not actively supported a relationship with the children’s biological father.
Valerie Berry kidnapped her daughter inn 1990. She was arrested in Arizona 25 years later in July 2015. She currently awaits trial and bail is set at $250,000.
Dara Llorens kidnapped her daughter in 2002. She was found 12 years later in Mexico. The mother is charged with aggravated kidnapping as her trial is scheduled to begin in September 2015. The 17 year old daughter has been reunified with her biological father.
Elizabeth kidnapped her children in 1997 and is on the FBI Most Wanted List. Her adult children Zachary Smith and Chelsea Smith surfaced in 2010.
Most of the parental kidnappers that made our list engaged in long-term abductions. Kelly Rutherford, also claiming to be an activist has been speaking at Protective Parent Conferences. She probably thought she had a free pass due to her celeb-status. She kidnapped her children for over 3 days when she did not send the kids back to Monaco after her parenting time had expired. Only Kelly and her children know what she told them during those 3 days. Our guess is that it doesn’t make her Coparenter of the Year.
We encourage the adult-victim children to seek therapy and to separate from their parental kidnapper. These adult-children should contact a therapist. The www.takeroot.org would also be a good resource.
It is unfortunate that there is not Victim Restitution Funds for these adult-children to seek the therapy they rightfully deserve for the abduction, parental alienation and other trauma that was horribly inflicted on the.
August 26, 2015
Dara Llorens has rejected a plea deal and the case is scheduled to go to trial on September 8, 2015 in Travis County in Austin, Texas. Dara Marie Llorens is charged with Interference with Child Custody and Aggravated Kidnapping. She faces up to 99 years in prison.