Elizabeth Smart’s father on coming out as gay: I can't 'look back with regret'  Today.com

Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, recently announced he's gay, and now he's revealing why that announcement was so important for him.


Elizabeth Smart's father, Ed Smart, announces he is gay  Today.com

Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor and child safety activist Elizabeth Smart, has announced he is gay, divorcing his wife, and leaving The Church of ...


Girl escapes attempted kidnapping in Broomfield; police looking for suspect vehicle  The Denver Channel

Police in Broomfield are asking for your help to find a man wanted in connection with an attempted kidnapping of a child Monday afternoon.


Child advocate stunned at 7-year-old's skill in thwarting abduction attempt  FOX 29

SAN ANTONIO - Even a local expert who teaches child safety is amazed with the skillful way a 7-year-old ended a recent abduction attempt at a Northside ...


VIDEO: Utah authorities rescue Riverside sisters after alleged abduction by mother's boyfriend  KABC-TV

Bodycam footage shows when Utah authorities rescued two sisters after police say they were abducted from their Riverside home by their mother's boyfriend.


Mother says her daughter was nearly abducted at the Georgia Aquarium  MDJOnline.com

The Atlanta Police Department is investigating an incident at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, where a girl was nearly abducted.


Police: Woman who abducted boy wanted to take him to boyfriend's house so 'one day he would have a child with her'  WTAE Pittsburgh

Police have charged an 18-year-old woman after a 9-year-old boy was abducted Wednesday evening while leaving a swimming pool on Pittsburgh's North Side.


Ed Smart, Elizabeth Smart's Father, Reveals He is Gay  1010WINS

Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, has disclosed he is gay.


Bessemer City mother concerned about daughters safety after near kidnapping  Shelby Star

Brianna Riley's children want to go outside and play.But the Gaston County mom says an incident Saturday has her keeping her children inside to ensure their ...


Man to face kidnapping charges after stealing car with child inside  WCJB

South Carolina man arrested in connection with a kidnapping at a Walmart in Levy County on Wednesday.


Bristol Twp. Man Accused Of Kidnapping  levittownnow.com

A 31-year-old Bristol Township man has been accused of kidnapping a child. According to court papers, officers were dispatched to the Glen Hollow Apartments ...


Utah lawmakers worry over real-time surveillance program’s reach and whether it creates ‘Big Brother’  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah legislative leaders expressed concerns about an artificial intelligence surveillance program that would sweep up social media posts, ...


Police: Man attempted to kidnap girl on her way to school  FOX 10 News Phoenix

A suspicious man accused of trying to kidnap a young girl. Police need your help finding him. The attempted kidnapping happened near a bus stop in Maricopa ...


WANTED: Local authorities searching for kidnapping, robbery suspects  KBTX

Authorities in Grimes County are searching for three men wanted on charges related to a violent crime.


Lyft Driver Accused Of Raping Intoxicated Passenger Makes Initial Court Appearance  CBS San Francisco

SAN MATEO (KPIX 5) — A San Mateo County judge has ordered the Lyft driver charged with kidnapping and raping a female passenger to be held in jail at ...


Deputies: Kentucky newborn found covered in ants on floorboard of van  wpde.com

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in Kentucky say a mother and grandmother were arrested when deputies discovered a 16-day-old newborn covered in ants on ...


15 undocumented immigrants arrested in St. Charles Parish  WWLTV.com

ST ROSE, La. —. One Nicaraguan and 14 Mexican suspects are now in custody after U.S. Border Patrol officials says they allegedly used fraudulent documents ...


Woman Attempts to Kidnap Toddler From Yonkers Hospital  Campus Safety Magazine

The woman was charged with attempted kidnapping in the second degree, unlawful imprisonment in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child.


Cape Town woman charged with kidnapping after trying to get affidavit to adopt baby  News24

A 44-year-old Cape Town woman is facing kidnapping and human trafficking charges after she allegedly tried to get an affidavit from the police in Mbombela, ...


Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation — FBI  Federal Bureau of Investigation

Statement by Director Christopher Wray before the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Hours-old baby abandoned in Maryland woods found by passerby, hospitalized in stable condition  Yahoo News

The infant was left in a wooded area in suburban Washington on a 90-degree day without so much as a diaper, according to police.


Sent back to dangerous border cities, migrants feel like ‘chickens among wolves’  San Antonio Express-News

Forced to wait for U.S. asylum in Mexico, migrants face extortion and kidnappings by gangs that long have ruled the border.


'Stranger Danger' Is Dead: How To Talk To Your Children About Kidnapping  Oxygen

Kidnapping is a rare occurence, but it still happens to families all over the country. Here's what you need to be teaching your children. By Jill Sederstrom ...


Questions about Amber Alert linger amid joy of finding kidnapped child safe  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

More than 950 children owe their rescue to the Amber Alert system and 56 of those recoveries are because of wireless emergency alerts sent to cellphones.


Fort Worth Neighborhood Where Girl Was Kidnapped Meets to Talk Safety, Ask Questions  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Just two weeks after an 8-year-old girl was kidnapped right in front of her mother's eyes, residents of a Fort Worth neighborhood want to know what they can do ...


How to Prevent Child Abductions and Kidnappings  Fatherly

Child abduction statistics suggest kids are significantly more likely to run away with someone they met online than be abducted off the street by a stranger.


Timmothy Pitzen Disappearance: Missing Children Found Safe: What Are The Odds?  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tens of thousands of kids go missing every year in the U.S., and while many return home safe, statistics show the chances a child is found ...


8-Year-Old Kidnapped Saturday in Fort Worth Found Safe  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

An 8-year-old girl is safe after she was kidnapped while on a walk with her mother Saturday evening in Fort Worth, police say. Fort Worth police tweeted at about ...


Police find 8-year-old girl safe after being kidnapped; suspect in custody  ABC News

Authorities have found an 8-year-old girl following a desperate overnight search after she was ripped away from her mother and pulled into a stranger's car on ...


Suspect arrested, children safe in Cottage Grove abduction case  Star Tribune

A man allegedly abducted two toddlers from a home in Cottage Grove and assaulted their mother before setting off an intense search Friday morning. He also ...


AMBER Alert canceled after 2 kids abducted in AZ found safe  ABC15 Arizona

FLORENCE, AZ — An AMBER Alert has been canceled after two young boys who were taken from Arizona Department of Child Safety custody Tuesday ...


D.C. police say ‘person of interest’ in custody in attempted kidnapping of child  Washington Post

It was a routine drop-off for the neighborhood after-school carpool. The neighbor's nanny let the 6-year-old girl out of a car on Dumbarton Street NW in ...


'I've been a mess': Mother of abducted 4-year-old on kidnapping, missing her kids, harassment  PennLive

Franklin County law enforcement officials host a news conference to announce the arrest of Thomas Dewald, who is accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old child ...


CHILD ABDUCTIONS: 8 ways to protect your child from predators  KTRK-TV

After a child was abducted from her mother's arms in North Texas, local authorities are offering advice about what to do if it ever happens to you.


Relief follows panic after kidnapped girl, 8, found. ‘It’s shaken our neighborhood’  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth, Texas neighborhood of Ryan Place gathered to celebrate Sunday evening, May 19, after an 8-year-old Fort Worth girl was found safely. She was ...


Girls escape possible attempted abduction in Mississippi campground  WREG NewsChannel 3

A 10-year-old girl had to struggle for safety during an apparent attempted kidnapping at a North Mississippi campground.


‘Unacceptable’: Parent frustrated with how Hersheypark handled report of attempted child abduction  WPMT FOX 43

DERRY TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. -- Sherry Webb and her family are season pass holders at Hersheypark. Now, they're saying their most recent trip ...


'Stop! Leave! Help!' Teaching kids how to stop a potential abduction  KGO-TV

Kidpower International teaches children how to stay safe during a potential abduction by showing them how to set boundaries from unwanted attention and how ...


7-week-old baby found safe after being kidnapped by suspects in ski masks, NC cops say  Durham Herald Sun

A 7-week-old baby girl was found safe in North Carolina after being reported kidnapped by a man and woman in ski masks near Biltmore Park by the Asheville ...


Casper police search for truck involved in child abduction  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Police in Casper are searching for a pickup that authorities believe was involved in a child abduction.


Woman who found Jayme Closs says abducted girl named the suspect right away  CBS News

Former social worker Jeanne Nutter was walking her dog, Henry, when she encountered Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old victim of a kidnapping who had escaped ...


Why cellphones didn't get Amber Alert for kidnapped TX girl  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

For Amber Alerts in Texas, mobile phone users receive a text-like message if unique vehicle info like a license plate is available. Fort Worth police didn't have ...


Arizona’s Department Of Child Safety Has A Pattern Of Sending SWAT Teams For ‘Medical Kidnapping’  The Daily Caller

An Arizona judge's order was all it took for a SWAT team to enter a private Chandler home in March, take a child and deliver that child into the custody of the ...


Woman attempts to kidnap a child in Los Angeles for second time in as many days  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A woman attempted to kidnap a 4-year-old boy in South Los Angeles on Wednesday, the second such attempt by the suspect in as many ...


4-year-old bound with tape, hidden in chest after man lurked in home for an hour, police say  USA TODAY

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from her bedroom last week told police he refrained from abducting ...


Kidnapping of Fort Worth girl may lead to local changes to Amber Alert process  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

After the abduction of an 8-year-old girl in Fort Worth, TX, local law enforcement agencies are considering changing the Amber Alert process. Radio station ...


Elizabeth Smart announces the birth of her third child  TODAY

Elizabeth Smart has given birth to a baby girl! The child safety activist and kidnapping survivor announced the birth of her third child with husband Matthew ...


2 Children Abducted In Bakersfield Found Safe, Father Arrested By LAPD  CBS Los Angeles

BAKERSFIELD (CBSLA) – An Amber Alert was canceled Wednesday afternoon after two children who were abducted by their father out of Bakersfield were ...


Perspective | Most kidnapped children are taken by a parent. That doesn't mean they're safe.  The Washington Post

When my client told me her abusive ex-boyfriend had shown up after a long absence, beaten her and kidnapped their children, I assumed the police would ...


Police claim that Hersheypark abduction attempt was just a 'case of confusion'  Fox News

A trip to Hersheypark in Pennsylvania took a dark turn when a woman allegedly attempted to abduct a young boy from right in front of his friends.


Second Suspect Arrested After 4 Month Old Kidnapped in Bladen Co.  Spectrum News

BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. – A second suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon after a 4-month-old child was kidnapped Monday. A 4-month-old girl was ...


Child found safe after north Austin abduction in stolen car  KXAN.com

Austin police said a child was found safe after a suspect stole a car with the child inside the vehicle Sunday night.


Any Deaths of the Children I’ve Kidnapped Are Strictly the Fault of Parents Who Didn’t Pay the Ransom  Slate

We have your children. Right now, they are safe and well—most of them, anyway—and you can refer to our previous correspondence for details about what to ...


Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart to speak at OU - 2019 - Campus and Community - News - OU Magazine  News at OU

Elizabeth Smart, who captured the nation's attention when she was abducted from her home in 2002, will speak at Oakland University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, ...


A Boy Found In Kentucky Says He Escaped From Kidnappers After Disappearing Eight Years Ago  BuzzFeed News

Authorities say a teen boy in Kentucky on Wednesday claimed to have just escaped from two kidnappers and identified himself as a child who went missing ...


Jennifer Dulos: Inside the Turbulent Marriage of the Missing Connecticut Mother of 5  The New York Times

Threats of kidnapping and violence. Concerns about the safety of children. The bitter divorce involving Jennifer Dulos, missing for nearly two weeks, is detailed ...


Boy saves sister from kidnapping: 8-year-old "hero" saves sister from moving car as man attempted to kidnap them, police say  CBS News

Ohio police are hailing an 8-year-old boy as a "hero" for saving his 10-year-old sister from an alleged attempted kidnapping. Police say the boy pulled his sister ...


Dramatic moment Utah cops draw guns on dad who kidnapped his children  Daily Mail

A California father was arrested for allegedly kidnapping his two daughters without their mother's permission on July 30. Joshua Adle is scheduled to enter a ...


Child abduction thwarted when parents woke up, Lake Delton police say  Madison.com

An attempted child abduction in Lake Delton was thwarted when the two-year-old's parents woke up after hearing a noise in the child's bedroom.


‘Drop the Baby’: Family Describes Attempted Kidnapping in Vista  NBC 7 San Diego

A father confronted a man who was carrying his two-year-old child out of their Vista home late Monday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.


UPDATE: 2 children found safe after they were abducted in Phoenix  AZFamily

Two children have been found safe after an Amber Alert was issued Saturday afternoon.


Sound of crying child led police to man accused of kidnapping 4-year-old  PennLive

Police said they believe the 4-year-old was held in a large wooden chest in the Washington Township residence kidnapping suspect Thomas Dewald was ...


After girl’s kidnapping, residents question officials, police at neighborhood meeting  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

About 200 people gathered Monday evening at Saint John's Church to ask questions about the kidnapping of an 8-year-old girl in Ryan Place neighborhood on ...


South Carolina man charged with kidnapping, murder of college student activated child locks in car, police say  Fox News

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had activated the child locks in his backseat so the ...


Baby Recovered Safe After Being Taken, Along With SUV, in Marina del Rey  KTLA Los Angeles

Police found a 20-month-old boy safe after he was taken from the parking lot of a Marina del Rey store, along with his mother's car, on Saturday authorities said.


Fort Jackson police searching for would-be kidnappers after abduction attempt on base  The State

Fort Jackson police are searching for suspects in an attempted child abduction on the military base.


Parents prepare their kids on how to avoid a potential kidnapping  wpde.com

Many parents have been on edge since 13-year-old Hania Aguilar disappeared in Lumberton, NC. Experts say communication with your kids is critical when ...


Video shows woman allegedly trying to run off with couple's children at airport  ABC News

A woman who was traveling with her kids to Florida from their home in Atlanta told police that a stranger she encountered at the airport repeatedly tried to walk ...


Former SCS worker accused of two kidnapping attempts indicted on new charge  WREG NewsChannel 3

She said it's been a grueling decade in and out of police stations dealing with the same man: Tavius Woods.


Buffalo Police: Possible Kidnapping Was a "Hoax"  Spectrum News

Police originally said a 5-year-old was reported missing.


Terrified for your kids after Jayme Closs kidnapping? Here's how to react  Star Tribune

Parents' natural response to abductions is to rein kids in. Experts say that's the wrong thing to do.


Sex offender tries to kidnap 2 kids at IE park, held down by family, bystanders  KABC-TV

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (KABC) -- A registered sex offender was taken into police custody after allegedly trying to kidnap two small children from a park in Lake ...


What the Jayme Closs Kidnapping Means to School Bus Stop Safety - STN Media  School Transportation News

A child abduction case in Wisconsin that recently made international headlines has refocused attention on school bus stop safety. The role that bus drivers may ...


Florida kids abducted by dad who is wanted on a child abuse charge have been located  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

BONIFAY, Fla. (FOX 13) - The two Florida children were abducted by their father, who has a warrant out for his arrest on a child abuse charge, have been found ...


Newborn Girl Abducted Out Of Kentucky Found Safe In Riverside, Father Arrested  CBS Los Angeles

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Authorities say a month-old newborn has been found safe in Riverside after being kidnapped by his father out of Kentucky.


How kidnapping survivor Midsi Sanchez uses her trauma to help missing and exploited children  CNN

Midsi Sanchez, 27, has spent the last decade advocating for missing and exploited children.


A mom refused to take her unvaccinated toddler to the hospital for a fever. Armed police officers tore down the door.  The Washington Post

Authorities contend that the 2-year-old boy needed immediate medical attention for a high fever. His parents insist that he had been feeling better before he was ...


Jewish sect members accused of kidnapping children in New York  BBC News

Four members of a Jewish sect have been charged with kidnapping a young brother and sister in New York state. Prosecutors say the men belong to the ...


Port Wentworth PD arrests man for stealing car, kidnapping baby  WSAV-TV

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man wanted for kidnapping, carjacking and other charges out of Port Wentworth.


A 4-year-old is missing. Her stepfather says kidnappers knocked him out and abducted her.  Washington Post

Authorities in Houston are searching for a 4-year-old girl who was reported missing Saturday night by her stepfather. Police say Maleah Davis may have been ...


Attempted child abduction in Harrisburg prompts police investigation  WPMT FOX 43

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- An attempted child abduction in Dauphin County is sparking a police investigation. Police say a 12-year-old boy was walking to a bus stop ...


The Dangers of the Mall and How to Keep Your Kids Safe This Holiday Season  Inside Edition

Are your children really safe at the mall? Inside Edition found stories of a series of men who were busted for exposing themselves at shopping centers across the ...


“No More Silence”: Her Kidnapping, Sexual Assault and Murder Stunned a Town, and Started a Movement  ProPublica

The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica will hold an event in Kotzebue, site of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr's killing, to explore sexual violence in Alaska ...


Immigration officers at O’Hare detain 3 children who are U.S. citizens: Congresswoman calls it ‘kidnapping of  Chicago Tribune

Three children who are U.S. citizens were held by border protection officers for several hours at O'Hare International Airport Thursday after arriving from Mexico ...


Kidnapping survivor fights for change to protect children online  WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) -- In this digital age, danger lurks everywhere and children are most at risk. 27 News is digging deeper into what's being done in.


Amber Alert: Suspects in custody after child allegedly kidnapped at Paso Robles park, CHP says  San Luis Obispo Tribune

An Amber Alert had been issued after a mother in Paso Robles, California, allegedly kidnapped her son at knifepoint during a supervised visit at a park.


Arrests made in connection with kidnapping of American tourist in Uganda, police say  ABC News

At least 10 arrests have been made in connection with the kidnapping of an American tourist and her safari guide in Uganda's most popular national park.


Child grabbed in Georgetown in what police call a “kidnapping offense”  Washington Post

A woman grabbed a child in Georgetown on Tuesday during an alleged kidnaping offense, the D.C. police said. In a statement issued late Tuesday night, the ...


New details released, timeline created in kidnapping, homicide of USC student  WYFF4 Greenville

More details have been released in the kidnapping and homicide of University of South Carolina student who was reported missing Friday.


The Unsettling Parallels Between Leaving Neverland and Abducted in Plain Sight  Vulture

What the Michael Jackson sex abuse documentary Leaving Neverland shares in common with Abducted in Plain Sight, the documentary about Jan Broberg, and ...


In moving speech, kidnap survivor Elizabeth Smart comforts Jayme Closs' community  ABC News

Elizabeth Smart is speaking to Jayme Closs' neighbors in the wake of her kidnapping.


Residents protest against DPHHS for alleged corruption, child kidnapping  ABC FOX Montana

GREAT FALLS - A group of protesters claim the Department of Public Health and Human Services is illegally kidnapping their children, and using them as cash ...


Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths  The Associated Press

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three ...


Police Search For Man Accused Of Kidnapping Baby After Trying To Run Over Baby’s Mother  KFSM 5Newsonline

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) — Officials say a 4-month-old is safe following an Amber Alert, but the man accused of taking the infant is still on the run.


Young Girl safe after attempted kidnapping  WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com

A young girl is home with safe after an attempted kidnapping Thursday night thanks to a family safe word.


Dallas Police: Missing 4-Year-Old Safe, Was Never in Stolen Car  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas police say a 4-year-old boy reported missing Sunday evening was "never in any danger" -- and was never actually in his father's car when it was reported ...


'Virtual Kidnapping' Has SoCal Police Alerting Local Schools  Campus Safety Magazine

There have been two separate reports of parents receiving phone calls that their children have been abducted and will be killed unless they send money.


Tucson couple accused of kidnapping own children, convicted of sex crime charges  KOLD

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson couple accused of attacking a DCS worker, kidnapping their own kids and taking off to Mexico in 2018 have been ...


Jayme Closs, Elizabeth Smart and other kidnapping survivors found safe  Fox News

Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin teenager missing since October, was found alive Thursday.


Police: Waco Mother Forgot Children Were At Daycare When Reporting Them As Kidnapped  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

WACO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two children have been found and are safe after an Amber Alert was issued out of Waco early Thursday morning. Police now ...