If a parent interferes with another’s custody rights, they can be held responsible. In some cases, parental kidnapping charges are filed, threatening the parent’s right to see the child at all or without supervision.
An Oct. 10 report describes a woman fleeing with her child after she was limited by child welfare agents to only weekly supervised visits with her son. She now faces felony charges for kidnapping him from a local Plainville daycare and attempting to flee to California.
The 25-year-old mother was caught by the police when her rental vehicle was discovered at Bradley Airport. She was taken into custody, and her son was placed with her aunt, the boy’s legal guardian. The 25-year-old mother faces charges for custodial interference, risk of injury to a minor and second-degree kidnapping.
The police report claims that the mother has no parental rights and has been limited to supervised visitation only once a week. The staff of the daycare stated that there was a supervisor present when the woman came to visit her son for her scheduled visitation.
This is not the first time she ran with her son. She was out on bond after trying to take her son from her sister’s home. She was charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, attempted burglary and criminal mischief.
If you have custody orders set by the court, do your best to follow them. It’s easy to fall into the trap of violating a custody order, but if you do, you could lose your right to see your child without the supervision of others.