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.
October 4, 2016
Police Enter St. Cloud Home of Dede Evavold
In Family Abduction Cases, it is a well known statistic that in 75% of the cases, a family member or friend knows the location of the abductor and kidnapped child. In the Sandra Rucki Case, law enforcement raided the home of third party accomplice Dede Evavold with a search warrant and uncovered critical evidence that led to recover the the kidnapped children.
As most victims of parental kidnapping cases would say, the most frustrating part is that family members and friends always always know the location. Yet law enforcement is reticent to get a search warrant and enter the property of the family members and third parties. And in this new digital era, there is usually a digital footprint on cell phone and computers. In past cases, these third parties felt that they were protected from both search and seizure warrants and criminal prosecution.
That all changed with the prosecution in Dakota County Minnesota of Dede Evavold with 6 Felony Counts of Deprivation of Child Custody. That being said, it is hopeful that other local law enforcement and District Attorneys will study this case to assist them in bringing home the thousands of currently missing children.
As we have learned from almost all of these protective parent cases, it’s nearly impossible for any protective parent to go underground or hide with a kidnapped child for a very long period of time. They will always need financial assistance and support from their families and friends.
Again, it’s time to bring home the other children and to prosecute these accomplices. It may also be time for some of these accomplices to step forward before they too end up in jail like Sandra Grazzini and Dede Evavold.
July 18, 2016
Sandra Rucki on Trial
See this news story in the StarTribune:
Trial to begin for Sandra Grazzini-Rucki in disappearance of her 2 daughters
The number of felony counts against Sandra Grazzini-Rucki of Lakeville has grown to eight.
The jury trial of a Lakeville mother accused of hiding her two teenage daughters from their father for more than two years begins Monday in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.
Note: We would like to see the media including the StarTribune leave the girls first names out of the media during their coverage of the trial. Although they may have no legal responsibility to do so, that would be the morally responsible thing to do in these cases.
October 20, 2015
Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, Parental Kidnapper
The Lakeville, Minnesota protective parent who was linked to the disappearance of her two teenage daughters was taken into custody on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. Finally, after the April 2013 alleged kidnapping, a warrant was issued by law enforcement August 2015. It took law enforcement authorities less than 3 months after the warrant to locate and arrest Sandra Rucki.
Sandra Rucki has been charged with three felony counts of deprivation of parental rights. Rucki was reported to have been staying a friend’s home in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando. Rucki’s controversial attorney Michelle MacDonald said her client would fight extradition.
Rucki’s teenage daughters Gianni and Samantha are still missing. If Gianni or Samantha are reading this post, we encourage them to contact law enforcement immediately.
Mother of two missing Lakeville girls arrested in Florida Police issue a warrant for Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, say new evidence links her to girls’ disappearance by Brandon Stahl (Minnesota Star Tribune, 10-19-2015)