Time for the Evavold and The Dahlens to Plead Guilty to the Felony Charges

July 28, 2016

Sandra Rucki Conspirators

Now that Sandra Rucki was found guilty of 6 Felony Charges, it’s time for Dede Evavold, Doug Dahlen and Gina Dahlen to plead guilty and spare the taxpayers the expense of a trial.

Sandra Rucki is scheduled to be sentenced on September 21st. Dede Evavold’s trial is scheduled to begin on September 26th.

These three cases are some of the very small number of criminal prosecutions of third party conspirators Family Abduction cases. We hope the prosecutor does not reduce these charges from a felony in any plea deal.

 

 

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Breaking: Gina and Doug Dahlen and Dede Evavold Charged in Sandra Rucki Parental Kidnapping Case

January 12, 2016

In the historic Teenager Family Abduction Case in Minnesota, Gina Dahlen, Douglas Dahlen and Dede Evavold were charged on January 11, 2016 as third party conspirators in the Sandra Rucki Parental Kidnapping Case. This is one of the few times that alleged members of the protective parent movement or family court critics will be prosecuted. They have been charged with 2 counts of parental deprivation for their alleged role in hiding the Rucki girls.

Gina Dahlen - Arrested

Gina Dahlen – Arrested

Doug Dahlen - Arrested

Doug Dahlen – Arrested

Dede Evavold - Arrested

Dede Evavold – Arrested

Editor’s Comments: Over the years in Family Abduction Trials, there have been a number of third party conspirators that have taken the witness stand to testify that they were just helping the parental kidnapper as good samaritans. Some of them cried on the witness stand when admonished by the District Attorney that they could be charged. These protective parent movement supporters and/or family court critics didn’t believe that they would ever be prosecuted for helping a parental kidnapper. To all searching parents, the kidnapping of their child is one of the worst nightmare’s for a parent. Finally, a District Attorney has stepped up in Minnesota that will take the first step toward changing that storyline. Parental Kidnapping is a horrible crime against children and teenagers. These three individuals could have helped the Rucki girls in so many other ways other than helping Sandra Rucki deprive her former spouse of custody of his children.


Breaking: Charges Filed Against Dede Evavold, Gina & Doug Dahlen in Teenager Family Abduction

December 12, 2015
Dede Evavold

Dede Evavold – Protective Parent Network

Gina Dahlen

Gina Dahlen – Protective Parent Network

Doug Dahlen

Doug Dahlen – Protective Parent Network

In a historic Teenager Family Abduction Case in Minnesota, charges have been filed against Dede Evavold (Deirdre Elise Evavold) 51, Gina Dahlen (Gina Schmit Dahlen, 47) and Doug Dahlen (Douglas Craig Dahlen) 53. The Dahlens are the owners of White Horse Ranch in Herman, Minestoa. This is one of the few times that third party conspirators in parental kidnapping cases and the alleged members of the protective parent movement are being charged. In most Family Abduction cases, the third party conspirators are in other states or countries so prosectors have a difficult time prosecuting them. In the Rucki girls case, the children were found in the same state. Dede Evavold and the Dahlens have been charged with 2 counts of parental deprivation for their alleged role in hiding the girls.

“Concealing children and keeping them from a parent for over two and half years in violation of a court order is unconscionable,” Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said.

Investigators believe Dede Evavold and Sandra Rucki brought the sisters to the ranch 2 1/2 years ago. Dede Evavold is the former campaign manager for Michelle MacDonald in her unsuccessful candidacy for Judge. Evvaold is a writer for Red Herring Alert and was a leader in the local Minnesota Protective Parent Network. Her profile was recently removed at www.mnprotectiveparents.com. Police used Gina Dahlen’s Facebook page to confirm the photos found on Evavold’s phone were taken at White Horse Ranch.

The Rucki sisters, now 16 and 17, were sent to an out-of-state reunification therapy program earlier this month. Their father, David Rucki, declined to comment. His attorney, Lisa Elliott, said reunification therapy “is going very well.”

Sources:

Ranch owners, woman charged in hiding of Rucki sisters by Brandon Stahl (Star Tribune, 12-11-2015)

Dakota County Criminal  Complaints (Dede Evavold, Gina Dahlen | Doug Dahlen) – Read the Criminal Complaints

Editor’s Note: We applaud the efforts of Dakota County in prosecuting these third party conspirators in this Family Abduction Crime. Inasmuch as this network of Family Court Critics / protective parents have their criticism of our Nation’s Family Court System, committing civil disobedience is not the solution. Sandra Rucki and her attorney Michelle MacDonald had plenty of other legal alternatives before playing Judge, Jury and Executioner in this custody case. Any initiative to create an underground network for non-custodial parents to kidnap children is Minnesota, any other state in the United States or the World is morally wrong. It is also disrespectful to those in our child protection and family law communities.

A protest for Sandra Rucki sponsored by two protective parent organizations Safe Kids International and The Women’s Coalition is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15th at Sandra Rucki’s next hearing. These protective parent groups have a right to protest, but we feel that any group encouraging a teenager to stay in hiding such as they did on their Facebook page is a horrible act against a minor. These groups have some extremist views in encouraging vulternable custodial-embattled mothers to commit acts of civil disobedience. There are better alternatives than kidnapping your children or encouraging Teenagager Family Abductions.

Finally, the Horse at White Horse Ranch as well as Sandra Rucki’s Attorney Michelle MacDonald were not charged.

The Horse at White Horse Ranch

The Horse at White Horse Ranch

Michelle MacDonald Protective Parent Attorney

Michelle MacDonald, Protective Parent Attorney