Fake child kidnapping outrages parents, traumatizes children
Today.com
A clip of the staged kidnapping, titled the “Child Abduction Prevention and Awareness Video,” was posted on YouTube on Tuesday by TwinzTV, a YouTube channel created by two Washington brothers who say they film pranks and stunts. The video shows ...

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Two charged with kidnapping JC child
Jefferson City News Tribune
Authorities said the parents have no court-ordered custody agreement, but the child has lived with her dad in Jefferson City for the past two years. There is a dismissed child protection order that previously was active, with the mother as respondent ...

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Crestview News Bulletin

Kidnapped child found; suspects arrested, Crestview police say
Crestview News Bulletin
A 3-year-old autistic boy allegedly kidnapped March 6 is safe and suspects are in custody, the Crestview Police said. Karl R. Menz and Virginia M. Lynch have been arrested in Henderson, Nev., according to a news release. Crestview police coordinated ...



The West Australian

Childers child 'abduction': accused man faces court
Brisbane Times
"If released, the defendant will fail to appear and would commit another offence, endangering the safety and welfare of the public," Senior Constable Sperling said, while opposing bail. "The defendant should [also] remain in custody for his own ...
Court: Accused abductor 'felt sorry' for how girl was livingBundaberg News Mail

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Police Hold Suspect In Attempted Kidnapping Of Infant In Chelsea
CBS Local
The abduction attempt happened near the corner of 17th Street and Eighth Avenue around 4 p.m. Thursday as a nanny was pushing the baby in a stroller, police said. Investigators said ... We thought it was safe until yesterday,” said Gloria Proni. “It's ...

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Parents of kidnapping victim who used gospel to win freedom: 'He felt like the ...
The Grio
Coleman says the family is now worried about Willie's safety. He is not allowed to go outdoors and play and has stopped taking the school bus. ... Michael Langford, president of Atlanta's United Youth-Adult Conference, says the aborted abduction has ...

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9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father
WPEC
But they had the wrong address and the prosecutor's father answered the door, so they kidnapped him instead. For five days, the FBI says kidnappers held 63-year-old Frank Janssen captive in an Atlanta apartment. They tormented his family by sending ...

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Once off limits, children increasingly used as bargaining chips in disputes
The Yemen Times
Ahmed Al-Qershi, head of the Seyaj Organization for Childhood Protection, said that more than 100 children were reported kidnapped in 2013. Hizam said that once a child is safely returned, the Interior Ministry blacklists the perpetrators and gives ...



Hailey's stepfather calls for Amber Alert improvement
Springfield News-Leader
The House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee held a hearing Tuesday evening on House Bill 2248, sponsored by Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield. The legislation would integrate the Amber Alert system into MULES, the computer ... Craig Michael ...



Grand jury indicts 9 people in NC kidnapping case
WPEC
Authorities say the kidnapping was retaliation for Janssen's daughter's prosecution of Kelvin Melton, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang being held in a North Carolina prison. The FBI says Melton used a smuggled mobile phone to stay in ...


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