FBI — Chinese National Convicted of Attempted International Parental Kidnapping

Here is a very rare example of a “Good news”  when a parental abduction was successfully prevented by the system that is supposed to do just that.

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Wenjing Liu, 32, of Tianjin, China, was convicted today by a federal jury on charges of international parental kidnapping.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after the verdict was accepted by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton.

Liu was indicted on November 6, 2014. According to court records and evidence at trial, on September 4, 2014, Liu accompanied her four-year-old son on a United Airlines direct flight to China. Liu and her husband, the child’s father, were separated but had joint legal custody of the child. Less than 90 minutes before the flight was scheduled to depart Dulles International Airport, Liu sent an e-mail to her estranged husband to advise that she and their son were flying to China that day. The father, who had court-ordered visitation every weekend, e-mailed Liu back and expressed his opposition to the child going to China. The child’s father then traveled to Dulles International Airport in hopes of stopping Liu from taking their son onto the plane.

Upon arriving at the airport, the father approached officers with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), advised them of his estranged wife’s e-mail, and provided a copy of the court order that provided him with weekend visitation. That court order also prohibited either parent from taking their child out of the United States without first obtaining express written notarized consent from the other parent. The MWAA officers contacted United Airlines, who advised that Liu and the child were on board Flight 897, and that the plane had already departed Dulles International Airport on its way to Beijing, China.

After consulting with MWAA and the FBI and when Flight 897 was in Canadian airspace, United Airlines ordered Flight 897 to return to Dulles International Airport. The plane returned approximately 4 hours after it had taken off, and Ms. Liu was arrested for attempted international kidnapping as soon as she got off the plane.

Liu faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison when sentenced on June 5, 2015. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rebeca H. Bellows and Carina A. Cuellar are prosecuting the case….

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Co zrobić by zapobiec ewentualnemu uprowadzeniu dziecka za granicę przez drugiego rodzica:porady prosto z Departamentu Stanu USA.

Poradnik: Kroki, które mogą zapobiec uprowadzeniu twojego dziecka za granicę według zaleceń Departamentu Stanu USA, wydziału Spraw Dzieci (Office of Children’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State)

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Wielokrotnym zarzutem, a raczej usprawiedliwieniem, używanym jako obrona przez rodziców porywaczy, podczas trwania wytoczonym im spraw w toku Konwencji Haskiej brzmi:

Mój mąż/żona/partnerka/konkubin ukrył(a) paszport dzieci bym nie mógł(a) “powrócić do kraju”.

Zastanówmy się na chwilę jak głupie i nielogicznie jest takie stwierdzenie i czego ono dowodzi.

Porywacz stara się przekonać sąd, że mimo że jego(jej) paszport nigdy nie był ukrywany, ich prawo do powrotu do kraju zostało w jakiś sposób złamane/ograniczone, co jest kompletną bzdurą.  Oskarżają drugiego rodzica o to że egzekwował swoje prawo do współdecydowania w sprawach opieki nad dzieckiem, a to wg. porywacza było ….[poczekaj chwileczkę… bicie bębenka dobosza …. jeszcze sekundę i… odsłona:] formą znęcania się psychicznego nad porywaczem! Holy macaroni!  Fakt że taki argument jest podnoszony, dowodzi również o wyraźnym braku zgody drugiego rodzica co do “powrotu” [w tłumaczeniu – uprowadzenia] ; rodzic, który zrobił bardzo sensowną, Continue reading “Co zrobić by zapobiec ewentualnemu uprowadzeniu dziecka za granicę przez drugiego rodzica:porady prosto z Departamentu Stanu USA.”