Family Abductions: What Needs To Happen in 2019

December 31, 2018

As we bring in the New Year 2019, we want to extend our hope for all parents that are searching for their kidnapped children. This would also include parents that have not yet been reunified with their kidnapped children and those that have been alienated from them. It is often said that one of the cruelest forms of child maltreatment is a family abduction as well as parental kidnapping is child abuse. In the protective parent cases that we have followed over the past several decades, the protective parent most often after being ordered by the family law judge to share custody — kidnaps their child(ren) and self-appoints themselves judge, jury and executioner.

In recent years with updated global security and passport systems and social media it was perceived that the protective parent movement was no longer active. Most counties rightfully respected venue and jurisdiction as we saw in the Kelly Rutherford and Sean Goldman cases. With the prosecution of Sandra Grazzini and her three co-conspirators and Angie Vu Case, parental kidnappers were finally being punished for their crimes.

But we still have a very long way to go. Here is a list of what we would like to see in 2019.

  1. Extradition of Parental Kidnappers from Other Countries — A proclaimed protective parent should be extradited if they flee a custody order after adjudicating the case. In cases we followed such as Joanne McDowell, she did not like the results of the Family Law Court Trial in North Carolina so she fled to Canada and received a completely different verdict. The Canadian Court should have transferred venue of the case back to the United States as the U.S. did in sending Kelly Rutherford’s case to Monaco.
  2. U.S. State Department — This department should take a stronger position with countries that allow U.S. Citizens to live illegally in those countries. Especially proclaimed protective parents that have ignored U.S. Family Law Court Orders.
  3. The Media — It is time for the global media to stop allowing agenda-based reporters to write bias and inflammatory stories of proclaimed protective mom that have kidnapped their children. And these reporters should NEVER interview the alienated children.
  4. Australia — This country needs new laws to protect and recover family abducted children. It can start by preventing patents like Dorothy Lee Barnett from profiting from a parental crime she plead guilty to. It also need to punish Australian Mum Cassie Watter to a maximum sentence for kidnapping her two daughters. She should never be allowed unsupervised vsitation.
  5. Child’s Health Records — No parent or third party should EVER put a child’s health record.
  6. Sandra Rucki – Dede Evavold — They need to quit blaming the Family Court and quit harassing people. They need to move on with their lives.
  7. Adult-Children Survivors — If they have not reunified with their left-behind parent it is time to do so. If they scammed money from their left-behind parent providing them hope of a reunification they need to show some compassionate and find a way to fix the situation.
  8. Law Enforcement — In the aftermath of the #metoo movement they must carefully investigate and allegations in a custody case and remind divorcing parents of the long-term impact of a false allegation.
  9. Protective Moms — Should refrain from self-diagnosing child abuse in a Family Law case.
  10. Family Law Allegations and CPS Allegations – Protective Parents should never label their former spouse as a child abuser unless the parent has been convicted in a criminal trial.
  11. Parental Alienation — In this new era of coparenting, parents should refrain from engaging in parental alienation.
  12. Federal Courts — Need to prosecute parents for U.S, Passport Fraud and related criminal acts.
  13. Family Court Reform — The protective parent movement agenda-based rhetoric that the Family Courts and Child Protective Services are not effectively serving the best interests of the children in this era of our legal system wrongfully discredits the many good judges and CPS workers with advanced degrees. This premise must not be tossed aside as a excuse to kidnap your children. There are always legal alternatives.
  14. Protective Parent Movement — These groups that promote committing acts of civil disobedience should not be given government funding.
  15. Celebrity — It’s time for a celebrity to speak out against both parental kidnapping and parental alienation. With so many contentious divorces in Hollywood, we are waiting for a celebrity to step forward and help with this cause.
  16. Recovery / Reunification — We want to see a recoveries, reunifications and many parental kidnappers plead guilty to Felony Child Concealment in 2019.

Happy New Year!

The Editor


Dede Evavold – Protective Parent – Crime Doesn’t Pay

February 2, 2017

 

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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.

 

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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.


More Search Warrants Needed in Family Abduction Cases Against Accomplices

October 4, 2016
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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.


Sandra Rucki Teenager Family Abduction Trial Begins

July 18, 2016
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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.

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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.


Breaking: Sandra Rucki Parental Kidnapper Arrested in Kissimmee, Florida USA

October 20, 2015
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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.

Gianna Rucki, Samantha Rucki

Sources:
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)