How kidnapping survivor Midsi Sanchez uses her trauma to fuel a new purpose as an advocate for missing and exploited children  CNN

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


'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.


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.


Chandler police remove kids from home after sick child not taken to hospital  AZFamily

Chandler police had to force entry into a home to check on a toddler who was suffering from a potentially life-threatening fever.


'What nightmares are made of': In remarkable 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.


Child abduction alert issued for three children last seen in Sealy, Texas  FOX 29

SEALY, Texas — Law enforcement has issued a child abduction alert Saturday for three children. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert ...


San Ramon Police search for man who tried kidnapping 13-year-old girl  KRON4

A mother of a 13-year-old girl reported to the San Ramon Police Department on Friday that a man attempted to kidnap her daughter.


Elizabeth Smart, kidnapping survivor and child abduction advocate, to speak at OU  The Oakland Press

Elizabeth Smart will make a visit to Oakland University next month for a talk and a book signing.


Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart will speak at Davis House's Button Ball  Brentwood Home Page

The Button Ball is the year's largest fundraiser for Davis House Child Advocacy Center. Saturday's ball will feature Elizabeth Smart as guest speaker. // Photo ...


SafePath's Hearing Children's Voices Gala gets groovy for a good cause  MDJOnline.com

SafePath Children's Advocacy Center's works to ensure children are safe in Cobb County. SafePath's 18th Annual Hearing Children's Voices Gala — SafePath ...


Athens man charged with kidnapping for allegedly stealing car with infant inside  Online Athens

Athens-Clarke County police early Thursday arrested a 22-year-old Athens man who allegedly kidnapped an infant who was in a car the man stole last month ...


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 ...


Good Kids: Government Day for Saginaw students  ABC 12 News

Saginaw-area high school students got an up front view of how government works, including a demonstration from the Saginaw Police Department K-9 team.


Button Ball crowd hears kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart's story, her hope for others  Brentwood Home Page

Elizabeth Smart told of how thrilled she was to be rescued from her abductors, but also gave the Button Ball audience details of the first two horrific days of her ...


Father of Ontario girl found safe after Amber Alert won't be charged, police say  CBC News

No charges will be laid against the father of a five-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Tuesday, but was found safe in Markham, Ont., ...


Elizabeth Smart Speaks at Oakland University  Nerds and Beyond

On June 5, 2002, Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. For nine months the abduction of the 14 year old lacked answers.


Amber Alert for 3 Texas children believed to be in 'grave' danger continues into 7th day  WOAI

Three children believed to be in "grave" and "immediate" danger are still missing after seven days. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert ...


Suspect arrested in Smyrna missing infant case  WSMV Nashville

SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) - Smyrna PD says that the 2-week-old child who was kidnapped Tuesday night by his father after a domestic dispute has been found.


Judge lowers bond for two accused in kidnapping case  The Killeen Daily Herald

BELTON--A Bell County judge cut in half the bond amount for a man and woman accused of kidnapping their own three children in Killeen last month.


San Ramon Police Release Sketch of Attempted Kidnapping Suspect  EastCountyToday

On Monday, the San Ramon Police Department released a sketch of a male who is believed to have approached a 13-year-old female on Friday in an attempted ...


Conspiracy Theory Goes Viral that CPS 'Steals' Children From Anti-Vax Parents  Patheos

A conspiracy went viral this week after an anti-vaxxer shared an update that CPS stole unvaccinated children from a family. Police and CPS say the children ...


Kidnapping Suspect Beau Beechum in Custody  rutherfordsource.com

Beau Beechum was taken into custody in Shelbyville Tennessee.


Elon Musk donates computers to Flint students  ABC 12 News

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk came to town with a message of encouragement for kids in the Flint Community Schools, bringing with him with words of ...


‘Horrific’: Democrat Slams Trump Official Over Allegations Thousands of Migrant Children Were Sexually Abused in Custody  Newsweek

These documents detail an environment of systemic sexual assaults by staff on unaccompanied children,” said Representative Ted Deutch.


Elizabeth Smart to hold town hall in Barron as community grapples with Jayme Closs case  Green Bay Press Gazette

Smart, who was kidnapped and held captive for nine months, will discuss her experience and how to move forward.


Good Kids: Mason Coon  ABC 12 News

Grand Blanc High School senior Mason Coon created 'Go Buckets' for classrooms to respond to and prevent school shootings as part of his Eagle Scout project.


Good Kids: Make a Difference Day for #McKennasSquad  ABC 12 News

Students marked the one-year anniversary of McKenna Schummer's death with Make a Difference Day to benefit the Beauty Bars she championed while battling ...


Bus driver in Italy abducts 51 children, sets bus on fire to protest migrant deaths  Global News

MILAN – A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, threatening them over a 40-minute ordeal before setting the ...


Prince George woman to receive Medal of Bravery  CKPGToday.ca

She will be awarded the Medal of Bravery by Governor General Julie Payette in Ottawa at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday. Back on Aug. 15, 2017 ...


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.


Wisconsin social worker honored for her role in Jayme Closs rescue  Wausau Daily Herald

Jeanne Nutter, the Gordon woman who helped get Jayme Closs to safety after she escaped, was honored with a statewide social work award.


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 ...


A Dose of Anesthesia Could Blunt Traumatic Memories  Live Science

A dose of anesthesia could take the edge off emotional memories, a new small study suggests. People who were immediately sedated after remembering an ...


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.


INSIGHT: We need a greater sense of urgency in ensuring protection of our children  Bahamas Tribune

IN September 2011, 11-year-old Marco Archer left his home to go to the store, never to return to the loving arms of his mother. We all know how tragically this ...


Elizabeth Smart: Jayme Closs's kidnap ordeal doesn't have to "define her future"  CBS News

The child safety activist, who was herself abducted in 2002, talks about steps to recovery for Wisconsin teen who was held captive for three months.


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 ...


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.


Tense moments in Alma during manhunt for drug suspect  ABC 12 News

Residents on the west side of Alma were urged to stay inside and lock their doors Friday morning while police searched for a drug suspect who fled from a traffic ...


'I have a knife at your neck.' Elizabeth Smart recounts her kidnapping in Hattiesburg  Hattiesburg American

Child abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart delivers a message of hope and healing to Pine Grove audience.


Kidnapping Attempt Is Thwarted When Girl Asks For 'Code Word': Sheriff  HuffPost

Authorities say an 11-year-old girl's request for a “code word” from a would-be kidnapper thwarted her abduction from an Arizona park, offering a chilling lesson ...


Stranger danger in Norton Commons: Tips to keep your children safe  Courier Journal

Louisville police has received calls about attempted child abductions in Norton Commons. What else can parents do to protect their kids?


Webster woman charged with parental kidnapping; child safe in Florida  Worcester Telegram

A 40-year-old Webster woman was arrested in Florida on Tuesday on charges she kidnapped her son two years ago, after his father had been granted custody.


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

It's every parent's worst nightmare: a child vanishing without a trace. The idea leaves many parents shaking with anxiety — but when it comes to discussing the ...


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 ...


Florida man charged with beating father to death aboard fishing boat  Bradenton Herald

A Florida man is accused of beating his father to death aboard a fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.


Duo Tries to Kidnap Child at Fort Worth Walmart: Police  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Fort Worth police are looking for a man and woman who tried to kidnap a young child from a Walmart store.


Mississippi man pleads for help in finding his 2 children kidnapped by ex-wife in Denmark  Jackson Clarion Ledger

I don't know when I will be able to see my children again. I don't know where they are or if they're OK,” says Bart Critser, who was awarded custody.


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 ...


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 ...


ECSO alerts public on child abduction in Escambia County  WEAR

UPDATE: [12/4/2018 11:00 p. m. ] Imagine your child coming home from school telling you a stranger tried to lure them in their car, offering to give them a ride ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


6-year-old Modesto boy allegedly abducted by father found safe  KGO-TV

A 6-year-old Modesto boy who police say was abducted by his father has been found safe at a hotel Dublin, the Alameda County Sheriff's office reports.


Selma Police arrest two suspects for kidnapping 6-month old baby  KFSN-TV

Selma Police just announced the arrests of two people for kidnapping a 6 month old baby.


Police search for man in connection with child abduction  WPVI-TV

Philadelphia police have released new information about a man wanted for abducting three children last weekend.


2-year-old girl with autism abducted in the Bronx found safe  WABC-TV

A 2-year-old girl with autism who was abducted in the Bronx has been found safe and a suspect is in custody after an Amber Alert was issued, authorities say.


Vallejo’s stranger abduction survivor Midsi Sanchez starts child safety foundation  East Bay Times

CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device. The future is assured for no one, but for a child who survives a harrowing ...


Idaho man who allegedly kidnapped his 3 children arrested in Arizona  KTAR.com

Law enforcement officials in Arizona arrested an Idaho man Wednesday who allegedly kidnapped his three children and threatened to take them to Mexico.


Girl, 16, abducted from Penn Hills home found safe in McKeesport; ex-boyfriend taken into custody  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A missing teenage girl from Penn Hills was found injured but alive Wednesday and her ex-boyfriend was arrested and charged with kidnapping after a ...


San Antonio police find body of 8-month-old child reported abducted inside backpack  KTRK-TV

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A body found in an open field near a San Antonio neighborhood is believed to be that of an 8-month-old baby who has been at the ...


Woman charged with kidnapping after allegedly grabbing girl on Georgetown street  Washington Post

A woman who allegedly tried to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from a Georgetown street Tuesday was arrested Friday, authorities said. On Tuesday about 4:55 p.m., ...


Elizabeth Smart says it’s ‘incomprehensible’ that one of her captors will go free years earlier than expected  The Washington Post

Wanda Barzee helped steal Smart from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in 2002, when she was just 14, and hold her captive for 9 months.


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

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


Storm in China over child abduction bid  South China Morning Post

A Chinese father's harrowing story of how his toddler was almost abducted by strangers in broad daylight this week has sparked online criticism of Beijing police ...


College student shot dead by alleged abductor: Police  ABC News

An Ohio State University student was shot dead by her alleged abductor before the suspect was killed by an officer who was chasing him, authorities said ...


Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety'  BBC News

Dating apps Grindr and Tinder are to be asked to explain to the government how they protect children, after an investigation claimed minors are put at risk of ...


Polly Klaas' Petaluma kidnapping led to advocacy for children  Petaluma Argus Courier

The kidnapping and murder that rocked Petaluma 25 years ago spurred two foundations to help protect children.


'Abducted in Plain Sight': Doc Is Stranger-Than-Fiction Tale of 1970s Kidnapping  Rolling Stone

The true crime documentary, Abducted in Plain Sight, which recently appeared on Netflix, initially seems to be a nightmarish but otherwise unremarkable ...


After a tragic abduction: The 3 things parents most want to know  WRAL.com

The horrifying kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar has struck terror into the hearts of countless parents. The fact that the person who did this has ...


8-year-old escapes after being abducted from home in Fresno County  KFSN-TV

An eight-year-old is home safe tonight, after he was kidnapped right outside of his home in Fresno County.


SA Kidnappings: How to keep your children safe  Jacaranda FM

The recent kidnapping of Sydenham schoolboy Miguel Louw has left many parents in South Africa worrying about their children's safety. The 10-year-old went ...


India WhatsApp 'child kidnap' rumours claim two more victims  BBC News

Indian police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers. The men had stopped to ...


A stranger with $100 bills: How an Iowa man tried to kidnap at least 19 kids across the state  Des Moines Register

In the span of five months, one man tried to entice at least 19 Iowa kids and sexually abused two of them, according to state investigators.


Man sought after attempted child abduction in Calabasas  KABC-TV

A manhunt is underway for a suspect accused of attempting to abduct a child in Calabasas on Tuesday.


Amber Alert update: Man accused of kidnapping girlfriend's 3 kids held on 250K bond  WSBT-TV

STURGIS — Updates on the Amber Alert story from this week: Fernando Cruz is being held on a $250,000 bond. The judge says he knows of 2 previous cases ...


In Iowa, 48 juveniles have gone missing in July. Here's why that number may be misleading.  USA TODAY

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — As the search for a missing University of Iowa student continues, much has been made of a startling statistic on missing persons in that ...


Tucson parents accused of kidnapping kids are facing child pornography charges  Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson couple accused of kidnapping their kids by using a stun gun on a child welfare worker are suspected of being involved with child pornography, and ...


Family’s code word system thwarts attempted abduction of 10 year old  WREG NewsChannel 3

A 10-year-old escaped what appears to have been an attempted abduction all thanks to a secret code word.


Boy who reported abduction in Hiram also reported another abduction recently  MDJOnline.com

A boy who told deputies he was abducted at a Hiram sporting goods store today is the same 9-year-old who told sheriff's detectives he had been abducted ...


Kidnapped and held captive at 12: KC-area woman recounts journey to freedom  KSHB

Rosalynn McGinnis was just 10 years old when the abuse began. Only two years later, she was kidnapped and held captive for nearly 20 years before good ...


Man arrested for attempted child abduction in Skokie  WLS-TV

Skokie Police arrested a man after he allegedly attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl on Tuesday.


Amber Alert: Gastonia toddler found safe, suspect arrested  WTVD-TV

Police have arrested the man accused of abducting a 3-year-old girl from a Gastonia apartment Sunday morning, according to WSOC.


San Jose mom in Amber Alert arrested in Colorado; children safe  East Bay Times

A San Jose woman who triggered an Amber Alert after taking off with her kids during a supervised visit was arrested Monday in Colorado Springs, and her ...


Baby found safe after being left in SUV stolen from Marina del Rey parking lot; suspect at large  KABC-TV

A missing baby was found safe Saturday afternoon in Venice, almost three hours after the 20-month-old's mother left the child inside her parked SUV that was ...


Splendora abduction suspects Dirk Dennison and John Joehlin arrested in drug-filled trailer after 10-year-old nearly kidnapped from school bus  KTRK-TV

Police in Splendora say two men are in custody after attempting to abduct a 10-year-old girl near her bus stop.


Mother, daughter found after reported parental kidnapping  KKTV 11 News

Police in Pueblo say a woman who is accused of kidnapping her own child was found safe, along with her daughter.


Abducted Midsi Sanchez raising money for child safety program  KTVU San Francisco

Almost two decades ago, Midsi Sanchez was 8 years old when she survived a harrowing ordeal when she was abducted by a stranger in Vallejo.


Child Abduction Response Team responds to mock kidnapping  West Fargo Pioneer

FARGO — Police from several jurisdictions worked diligently most of Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, drawing up a game plan to catch a child abductor. The Child ...


Police capture Vermont man suspected in N.H. kidnapping  Boston Herald

The FBI has joined the manhunt for an escapee from a substance-abuse rehabilitation facility authorities said randomly kidnapped a woman and her child ...


'Thriller?' Video shows teens being 'kidnapped' in Woodbridge  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

The video is meant to evoke Michael Jackson's 'Thriller.'


Arrest made in kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar  KGO-TV

The FBI and Lumberton police have made an arrest in the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.


Police: Unknown man tried to sign out 2 kids from Germantown school  WPVI-TV

Philadelphia police are warning parents and children about an unknown man who tried to sign two children out from a school in the Germantown section.


Sanders attempted kidnapping: Blonde woman tried to lure girl to ‘surprise birthday party’  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Corpus Christi ISD police are looking for a blonde woman suspected of attempting to abduct a Sanders Elementary student by inviting them to a "surprise ...


LMPD: Woman who claimed attempted abduction at Walmart charged with 'filing false report'  WHAS11.com

UPDATE: The woman who took to social media and claimed her someone tried to snatch her baby is now being charged with filing a false police report.


Woman arrested for attempted kidnapping in Mountain View  KGO-TV

A grandmother in Mountain View is recovering after she fought off a woman who tried to kidnap her grandchild Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was identified ...


Amber Alert: FBI releases video of man walking near site of kidnapping; Governor ups reward  WTVD-TV

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that helps find 13-year-old ...


Father charged with kidnapping, child abuse and neglect in case of missing 3-year-old  News3LV

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on charges related to a 3-year-old who has been missing since August. Ricky Beasley faces charges of kidnapping and ...


12-year-old Texas girl at center of Amber Alert found safe  KTRK-TV

The Live Oak County Sheriff's Office said they are searching for Marisol Arroyo.