Moneta family apologizes for attempted kidnapping claim authorities say was fabricated

With tears in her eyes, Brooklyn Terry offers an apology to her community.

Details emerge about kidnapping, fatal shooting of Ohio State-Mansfield student  The Columbus Dispatch

Skylar Williams, 20, was abducted Monday morning at gunpoint from the Mansfield campus by the father of her child, Ty'rell Pounds, 24. Pounds was killed by ...

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 ...

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.

FBI creates team to combat kidnapping  KALB News

Law enforcement agencies from all over Central Louisiana gathered for special training to combat kidnapping.

Abduction of 12-year-old prompts parents to highlight best actions for kids to stay safe  KLAS-TV

The man accused of kidnapping and raping a young girl in Las Vegas will appear before a judge Thursday morning. Antwon Perkins was arrested Friday night ...

What the Jayme Closs Kidnapping Means to School Bus Stop Safety  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 ...

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

The Jayme Closs case has caused some parents to become more protective. While it's a natural reaction for parents, experts say, they warn that limiting kids' ...

Grandmother granted temporary custody of child whose mother was killed in Kentucky  Richland Source

MANSFIELD -- The maternal grandmother of a 1-year-old child, whose parents both died in a kidnapping/murder earlier this week in Kentucky, has been granted ...

GRPD seeks tips in teen abduction attempt near bus stop

Grand Rapids police are looking for the driver who tried to abduct a 14-year-old girl as she walked to her school bus stop.

Man accused of kidnapping 2-year-old, running across traffic  FOX 29

Police arrested a man accused of kidnapping a 2-year-old and running across a West Side street. Authorities were called to Acme Road and West Commerce ...

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 ...

OPINION: When peaceful people become murderous mobs  ABS-CBN News

It's so easy to spread hate and agitate people now that we are interconnected electronically practically every minute of the day. Hate spreads like digital wildfire.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

One of the few people who would ever be able to understand what kidnapping victim Jayme Closs is going through right now, after spending the last three ...

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?

Parents prepare their kids on how to avoid a potential kidnapping

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Suspect Jake Patterson accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs, murdering her parents  WLS-TV

A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive and a 21-year-old man has been jailed on ...

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.

Zookeepers work to care for animals during cold weather  ABC 12 News

The zookeepers at the Saginaw Children's Zoo spend a lot of time making sure their feathered and furry friends are warm and comfortable on cold days.

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.

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.

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 ...

Gunmen kill policeman in Edo  The Eagle Online

Gunmen have killed the manager of a hotel belonging to Nigeria's ex-Nigeria international footballer, Osaze Odewingie, located at Erediauwa Street, off Upper ...

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 ...

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 ...

In Allegheny County, domestic violence offenders often avoid the most serious punishment  PublicSource

To take a closer look at domestic violence prosecution, PublicSource evaluated the 789 cases closed in 2017 by the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit of the ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Experts are skeptical that a Trump border wall would reduce human trafficking  Los Angeles Times

Experts are skeptical that President Trump's border wall will reduce human trafficking.

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.

A presidential assassin, a 'Psycho' and more: 6 infamous inmates held in Waupun  Fond du Lac Reporter

In a town with two prisons, Waupun has seen its share of notorious criminals. These six might be its most infamous.

Listen: How to keep your children safe amid reports of human trafficking and kidnapping [audio]  The South African

Child kidnapping and human trafficking may seem like something that only happens in the movies, but the rise of incidents in South Africa this month alone is a ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Police debunk Great Lakes Crossing kidnapping story on social media, again  The Oakland Press

The Auburn Hills Police Department is stating that a post circulating on social media about an attempted kidnapping of a young girl at Great Lakes Crossing ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Child kidnap survivor Midsi Sanchez launches nonprofit bid  Vallejo Times Herald

Vallejo's resident hero Midsi Sanchez says she has a dual mission: to help prepare children to keep from getting abducted and to help families get through the ...

Vigilant Couple Thwarts Possible Child Abduction in Vacaville  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

VACAVILLE – "Stranger danger." It's a warning we tell kids all the time. Three kids heeded that warning Friday evening in Vacaville in what investigators are ...

Police: Social media post on child kidnappings not true  KEZI TV

Even though these reports were unfounded, McKee is asking everyone to report any suspicious activity and remain vigilant.

Police: Woman posed as Child Protective Services worker in attempt to kidnap 3-week-old baby  ABC Action News

Las Vegas police are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 3-week-old baby by a woman who posed as a Child Protective Services worker.

AMBER ALERT ISSUED GASTONIA: Father accused of kidnapping Gastonia toddler faces judge  WSOC Charlotte

A man accused of abducting his 3-year-old daughter from a Gastonia home faced a judge Wednesday.

NOPD: 10-year-old Algiers boy found, was not kidnapped  WAFB

UPDATE: The child was found safe Sunday night and NOPD said he was never kidnapped. His photo and name have been removed from this story. Officers ...

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 ...

Police: Hudson Falls girl found safe  The Post Star

Police said Friday afternoon that the 12-year-old girl who had been missing from Hudson Falls for two days was found unharmed in New York City, hours after a ...

Nest camera hacker threatens to kidnap baby, spooks parents  NBC News

A Texas mom says someone hacked into her Nest camera system that she uses to keep an eye on her infant and claimed to have kidnapped the baby boy.

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

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

Nearly 80 Children Abducted From A School In Cameroon  NPR

The children were taken from a Presbyterian school near the northwestern city of Bamenda, which has been the center of a Anglophone separatist movement ...

Kidnapping Attempt Thwarted When Girl Asks For 'Code Word'  93.1 WIBC Indianapolis

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 ...

Family keeping faith kidnapped children will be returned  Tucson News Now

Tucson police said Luis and Andrea Ramirez kidnapped their children, 5-year-old Luis Jr. and 6-month-old Kahmila, during a supervised visit with the Arizona ...

Attempted abduction of child reported in Fluvanna | Public Safety  The Daily Progress

An unknown male attempted to abduct a child Friday in the Lake Monticello neighborhood, according to a news release from the Fluvanna County Sheriff's ...

Missing 2-year-old boy found safe, mother charged with abduction  WXIX

FOREST PARK, OH (FOX19) - A toddler who police say was taken by his mother Wednesday night, prompting authorities to issue a local Amber Alert, was found ...

Chicago man facing abduction charges after Skokie teen used app to alert authorities  Chicago Tribune

A Chicago man was charged with child abduction after a teenage girl used an app on her cell phone July 31, 2018 to report that his suspicious behavior, police ...

Parents fear for their children's safety at the Dixon county fair  KCAU 9

The message from the Dixon County Sheriff is "be aware."

Girl abducted from Reagan National Airport still missing  Washington Post

Authorities are working with Virginia State Police and other agencies to find Jinjing Ma. An Amber Alert was issued for her on Thursday.

Woman Charged After Making False Attempted Kidnapping Claim at Kentucky Walmart

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.

Mother, Child Found Safe After Being Reported as Abducted in Upland; Suspect in Custody  KTLA Los Angeles

After an Amber Alert was issued in their disappearance, a mother and child have been found safe and the suspect taken into custody Saturday night, according ...

5 Children Missing, Mom Charged with Kidnapping  KSTP

A region-wide search is underway for five children believed to have been taken against court order by their mother, Izetta Cooley. Cooley's children were ...

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

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.

Minnesota parents seek a statewide ban on child removals, allege abuses  Star Tribune

A group of Minnesota parents has asked a federal judge to strike down Minnesota's child protection laws, saying they are overly broad and put children at risk of ...

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.

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 ...

14-year-old girl kidnapped in New Mexico found safe in Mississippi  KRQE News 13

ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) - A 14-year-old girl reported missing in Espanola on Monday morning has been found by troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Woman helps kidnapped teen tortured for 3 days: 'He was so scared'  WSOC Charlotte

A woman told Channel 9 her son was kidnapped and assaulted for three days by four people who believed he had stolen from them.

Suspects arrested after allegedly attempting to abduct 10-year-old from bus stop  Chron

A 10-year-old girl escaped an abduction attempt by two allegedly intoxicated men after getting off the school bus in Splendora Tuesday, school district police ...

Idaho man who allegedly kidnapped his 3 children arrested in Arizona

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

Abducted kids in Amber Alert still missing; car found near Mexico border  AZCentral

Tucson police said the car used in a kidnapping of two children by their biological parents has been found near the Mexico border.

Arizona DCS contractor Tased, bound; search is on for abducted children  AZCentral

A 6-month-old girl and a 5-year-old boy were taken from a supervised visit with the Department of Child Safety in Tucson, according to officials.

‘Child Ki‌dna‌pp‌ing’ Social Experiment Sparks D‌eadly Ri‌o‌t‌s in India  NextShark

A child safety video depicting a fake c‌hild kidn‌a‌ppi‌ng has sparked incidents of viol‌enc‌e and h yst‌eri‌a in India after it was mistaken for an actual footage of a ...

How rapists, blackmailers and thieves target victims on Tinder with no checks to stop them  Daily Mail

With more than seven million users in Britain and tens of millions more across the world, Tinder has become the go-to place for a generation of digitally-savvy ...

Elizabeth Smart fears for her safety if her kidnapper is released  CNN

Elizabeth Smart knows it's a long shot, but she hopes officials will reconsider the decision to let one of her kidnappers out of prison.

Mexico has a kidnapping problem. And it’s getting worse.

MONTERREY, Mexico — David Ramirez, a 19-year-old college student from Mexico City, and his best friend Miguel Angel Rivera, 20, were on their way to ...

Young boys found safe after being abducted from Child Protection Department office by parents  The Advertiser

TWO young boys, including a foster brother of AFL star Chad Wingard, have been found safe after they were taken by their birth parents from a supervised visit ...

Child-safety workers cope with stress by sharing with peers in new program  Arizona Daily Star

New Department of Child Safety program offers confidential support for caseworkers.

Amber Alert canceled for abducted Vancouver girl, police believe mother took her to Mexico  KATU

VANCOVUER, Wash. – Vancouver Police has asked California Highway Patrol to end their Amber Alert for a 4-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by ...

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper living near elementary school in Salt Lake City  USA TODAY

A registered sex offender who helped kidnap a teenage Elizabeth Smart is now living near a Utah elementary school after her release from prison in September.

Modesto Boy Found Safe after AMBER Alert Issued, Father in Custody  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

MODESTO -- A Modesto boy has been found safe after AMBER Alert was issued on Monday. Jayce Cosso, left, was abducted Monday morning by his father, ...

Kidnapping, rape survivor speaks at Iowa State University  KCRG

Elizabeth Smart, a sexual assault survivor and safety advocate whose 2002 kidnapping garnered national attention, spoke to Iowa State University students in ...

Okla. native kidnapped, raped as preteen finds freedom 20 years later  2 Works For You -

A little girl in Green Country was taken from school when she was only 12, held captive, abused and raped daily, not seen again by her family for nearly 20 ...

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 ...

House Panel Examines International Child Abduction, Dec 10 2018  C-SPAN

A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee holds a hearing to examine international child abduction.

UPDATE: Columbus police confirm no abduction attempt at Britt David Park after little league sends warning  WTVM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A little league in Columbus shared a warning after a reported incident. The Pioneer Little League says they received reports that a ...

How to protect your child from kidnapping and what to do if they go missing  Springfield News-Leader

While the vast majority of missing child cases end with the child found safe, parents should take steps now to protect their child from kidnapping.

Girl reports attempted kidnapping in El Dorado County  KCRA Sacramento

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said it's investigating after a man reportedly tried to pick up a 12-year-old girl Monday as she was walking home from her ...

Attempted kidnapping reported in Newbury Park  Thousand Oaks Acorn

Authorities are looking for a man who they say tried to kidnap a 9-year-old girl near Newbury Park High School this morning. Around 8:15 a.m., the girl was.

Uber driver charged with kidnapping after rider jumps from moving car, police say  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Florida Uber driver allegedly refused to let her fare out of the car Wednesday, forcing the female passenger to jump from the window of the moving vehicle, ...

Car in Tucson abduction case found near border; couple and kids still missing  Arizona Daily Star

The car a Tucson couple is accused of taking during the abduction of their two children during a supervised visit at a Tucson park has been found in Nogales, ...

Police Say Good Samaritan Stopped Man From Abducting Child  NY1

Police say a man was able to get an 11-year-old girl into his car, against her will, in Ridgewood on Saturday morning.

The Trump administration kidnapped children. Someone should go to jail.  The Washington Post

The Trump administration's kidnapping — that's the proper word — of the children of would-be migrants should be seen as an ongoing criminal conspiracy.

SELF-DEFENSE: Experts offer safety tips after 13-year-old says he was abducted after getting off bus  KTRK-TV

A 13-year-old boy says he was kidnapped from a bus stop Monday afternoon, then robbed and assaulted because of his race.

Pasco man taken down by K9 after attempting to kidnap infant girl, putting schools on lockdown  Tampa Bay Times

NEW PORT RICHEY — A few hours before he was lying on his back in the woods, shirtless with a dog's jaws clamped around his arm, Kevin Wilson climbed into ...