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Title: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on January 20, 2010, 12:50:45 PM
Yet Another Tale of Gross Injustice, Heart-break, Callous Indifference, Incomptence and Active Obstruction by US Officials Charged with Protecting the Interests of American Children in Foreign Countries

A new member of this forum recently approached me with some questions regarding the Hague Convention and international child abduction, specifically as it relates to Costa Rica, where his daughter is currently being illegally retained.  While I have become fairly knowledgeable about the Convention itself I could offer him very few details about Costa Rica specifically so I began to do some research on it to be able to at least give him some good advice on getting started..

Well, in short order I found that, in the fine Latin American tradition, it seems that Costa Rica is yet another South American country that sanctions and legitimizes the abduction of American children.

In my research I quickly came across the case of Chere Lyn Tomayko (http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/parent/tomayko.htm).  According to the federal indictments against her, after a custody decision determined she would have to "share custody" with her daughter's father, Ms Tomayko abducted her daughter and successfully hid in Costa Rica for 10 years where she married and had two more children before she was arrested in 2007 on an Interpol warrant.

Also keeping with it's own fine tradition of not supporting American parents struggling to bring their kidnapped children home from foreign countries, the US Embassy in Costa Rica knew that an international warrant had been issued by the USDOJ for Ms Tomayko and were informed of her location in Costa Rica in May of 2002 but took no action to have her apprehended or inform the left behind father of a kidnapped daughter of his child's whereabouts.  According to the English language newspaper in Costa Rica AM Costa Rica (http://amcostarica.com/030608.htm):

Quote from: AMCostaRica

An official at the U.S. Embassy here was told in May 2002 where Ms. Tomayko was living but no action took place. The official asked A.M. Costa Rica not to publish the information for a time, and the newspaper complied for a year. The current consul general at the embassy, David R. Dreher, has blamed the FBI for not following up, a claim that FBI agents in Texas deny.

A. M. Costa Rica has called on U.S. officials to launch an investigation of how the embassy here handled the case. The newspaper said in an October editorial:

"We think that embassy personnel deliberately stonewalled the investigation until Miss Tomayko reached 18 so that she would not have to be returned to her father, who is black. She turned 18 in July and her mother was detained in September."

Dreher has never spoken to, returned e-mails or otherwise contacted A.M. Costa Rica directly but he denied in a note to Cyprian that skin color had anything to do with the embassy's lack of action. However, he was not here then.

This newspaper also said in the editorial that it appears that U.S. Embassy personnel obstructed justice and kept U.S. law enforcement officials from finding out where the fugitive was living in Costa Rica for at least five years. There has been no explanation from the embassy on why workers there could not initiate the capture of the women years ago.


After being arrested she was held for 10 months whilst she filed continuous appeals against her extradition claiming, like pretty much every child abductor with no other way to justify their actions, that she had been fleeing domestic violence and protecting her daughter from her own father.  Despite not having any evidence to support such claims they were widely accepted by many willing to give such mother's the benefit of the doubt.  One such supporter, Costa Rican blogger and businessman Scott Bowers wrote often about the case supporting the mother he'd never met against big bad imperialist Uncle Sam trying to impose its will on other soveriegn nations.  After 10 months of appeals the extradition request was denied and Ms Tomayko was granted asylum as a refugee and victim of domestic violence.  Blogger Scott Bowers reacted by writing:

Quote from: Scott Bowers

....
 I too applaud Costa Rica’s decision in this case.  It took guts.  It was a decision that was not taken lightly as the courts debated for some time and were under intense media scrutiny throughout the process.  This was simply a decision made, in the face of political and legal pressure from the largest most powerful country in the world, to protect the right of a mother and her child to be free from abuse.  It was the right decision.


While it was rather quaint, silly and naive to think that Costa Rica had really stood up to the US by protecting an abductor of an American child it is easy to understand how he got that impression.  It's hard to believe how absolutely low a priority US authorities place on such issues.  Foreign countries have stuck their thumbs in the eye of American parents for a long time with the tacit acceptance of the American government.  Costa Rica was not being brave to follow suit they were just doing what everyone else already does and telling the American parent to get bent.

Costa Rican president Oscar Arias demonstrated a much better understanding of the political dynamics of Costa Rica's decision when he addressed domestic concerns that the granting of asylum could strain relations with the USA.  He dismissed such concerns about incurring the U.S. authorities' ire by saying:

Quote from: President Oscar Arias

"This is such a little thing that it's not going to distance" the two countries, Arias said in a statement.


After initially supporting Ms. Tomayko in various forums Mr Bower came to see some actual evidence in the case he had been advocating for.  Thankfully the next time a parent abducted a child to Costa Rica making similar claims he blogged:

Quote from: Scott Bowers

I have written recently in my blog about the case of Cher Lyn Tomayko. She had for years been on the FBI's most wanted list for abducting her child and bringing her to Costa Rica against a court order that the child remain in the U.S. Recently Costa Rica granted her refugee status in the face of U.S. demands for her extradition. Now another women has asked for the same protection. Her name is Nicole Elise Kater of 28 years. She is claiming that she fled to Costa Rica with the child (against court order) to flee from aggression and strange sexual practices of her boyfriend (and father of the child), John F. Gehl. She is currently being held at the prison Buen Pastor, pending a decision on her extradition. Like Tomayko, she is asking for refugee status that would allow her to remain in Costa Rica with the child. Like the father of Cher's child, the father is claiming that there was no aggression nor strange sexual behavior that might warrant such status.

I took the position in my previous blog post re the case of Cher Lyn Tomayko in favor of Costa Rica's decision to grant refugee status. I did so on principle only, accepting as fact that in Cher's case there was abuse that warranted her fleeing to Costa Rica I still support the concept that Costa Rica would rightly grant such status in cases where there is an investigation with hard proof that abuse has taken place. In several comments, I was taken to task by the older daughter of Cher's former boyfriend and father of the child Cher brought to Costa Rica The young lady informed me in no uncertain terms that her father is completely innocent of abuse. I am not going to argue the case with someone who is certainly much closer to the factual situation than I could ever be. I will say that I am uncomfortable with this present lady seemingly trying to "ride the coattails" of the Tomayko decision. Maybe what she is saying is true. However, Costa Rica needs to take a good and hard look into the facts of the case before granting any such status again. Otherwise, they are opening the floodgates for such requests and some are surely going to lack legitimacy.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: KarlHindle on January 20, 2010, 02:03:00 PM
and here's the rub...

"However, Costa Rica needs to take a good and hard look into the facts of the case before granting any such status again. Otherwise, they are opening the floodgates for such requests and some are surely going to lack legitimacy."

NO!

These are custody issues to be determined by the court of competent jurisdiction, in this instance the US court.

Ask any LBP how long proceedings are delayed because of courts taking "a good hard look" at the facts of any case - the answer is YEARS!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on January 20, 2010, 03:10:53 PM
Quote from: KarlHindle;66265
and here's the rub...

"However, Costa Rica needs to take a good and hard look into the facts of the case before granting any such status again. Otherwise, they are opening the floodgates for such requests and some are surely going to lack legitimacy."

NO!

These are custody issues to be determined by the court of competent jurisdiction, in this instance the US court.

Ask any LBP how long proceedings are delayed because of courts taking "a good hard look" at the facts of any case - the answer is YEARS!


...well yeah.  Good point.  As if the US were a society in which the routine abuse and degradation of women was a socially acceptable and common-place practice.  We are not Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia.  Shariah law is not US law.  I am not a woman or the victim of physical spousal abuse but I would imagine that if I were I'd prefer to be in the US and have myself and my daughter protected by US laws than in Costa Rica where the US State Dept acknowledges:

"Domestic violence ... [is] a serious problem, and traditional patterns of unequal opportunity for women remained, despite continuing government and media efforts to advocate change. Abuse of children also remained a problem, and child prostitution was a serious problem."

Women have equal rights here.  In the arena of family law many would say more than equal.  I'm sure there is the occasional case where an American woman is actually in need of asylum in a foreign country because US authorities have proven incapable or unwilling to protect her but those cases have to be so exceedingly rare that the burden of proof to establish such a claim needs to also be exceedingly high.  

International law needs, as a pre-requisite, a sense that all nations are part of a global community with mutual respect for each others laws and judgement.  It's pretty bad when third world countries with persistent problems of sex tourism and child prostitution are giving asylum to "abused" American women and daughters.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on January 20, 2010, 08:00:31 PM
Of course, she wasn't on the Most Wanted list; she was merely on the FBI page devoted to parental kidnappers, but apparently that distinction is one many cannot make.

I do know of at least one case, that of Amedeo Cuomo, (http://www.ticotimes.net/dailyarchive/2008_11/112508.htm#story1) where Costa Rica denied such a petition.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on January 20, 2010, 09:23:52 PM
http://packagecostarica.com/blog/?p=33


http://www.fbi.gov/page2/may08/panama_050808.html (http://www.fbi.gov/page2/may08/panama_050808.html)

Two cases same year, month's apart is Costa Rica becoming a safe heaven for child abduction?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on January 25, 2010, 09:07:16 PM
found another case going on in Costa Rica this is recently

http://fourstateshomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=228182&src=ozarksfirst.com
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on January 25, 2010, 09:25:17 PM
http://amcostarica.com/022609.htm

another case seeking refuge status
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on January 25, 2010, 09:30:29 PM
Huh.. you grant asylum to one woman who claims abuse with no evidence whatsoever and you open the floodgates to every would be abductor seeking to spite their spouse..

From the article:

Another runaway mom seeks sanctuary here, TV station says
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The country has received yet another fugitive mom, according to a Springfield, Missouri, television station. That brings the total of women who are known to have fled here with children to about a dozen.

The latest fugitive was identified by station KY3 as Trina Atwell, who vanished Feb. 2 with her daughter Emily Alina Koyama.

The father, Roy Koyama, was quoted as saying he was going to marry Ms. Atwell in August.

The television station said that U.S. officials here have confirmed that the girl, who is 7 months old, is in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has become a magnet for women fleeing with
minor children since the security minister, Janina del Vecchio, declined to allow an Heredia women to be extradited to face a U.S. federal charge of international child kidnapping. The woman, Chere Lyn Tomayko, was able to leave custody and is believed still living in Heredia.

In the latest case, the Missouri television station said that Ms. Atwell left a note in which she accused Koyama of abusing her. That seems to be a condition in winning support from Costa Rican officials, although no one here seems to check on the veracity of the claims.

The woman obtained a U.S. passport for the baby with the permission of the father, the television station said. He said he thought the pair were going to a family reunion, according to the station.

International treaties say that such cases should be resolved in the court of initial jurisdiction, but Costa Rican judicial and police officials, mostly women, believe they can adjudicate a case more competently here.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: KarlHindle on January 25, 2010, 09:57:23 PM
Quote from: carlos;66676
Huh.. you grant asylum to one woman who claims abuse with no evidence whatsoever and you open the floodgates to every would be abductor seeking to spite their spouse..

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pcWu0Kudr58/S0O0Hs_CrjI/AAAAAAAAAPA/o-mhBLuk0NA/s1600-h/WI+Report+17062003+-+2.jpg)
EDIT: Image isn't loading so here is the url:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pcWu0Kudr58/S0O0Hs_CrjI/AAAAAAAAAPA/o-mhBLuk0NA/s1600-h/WI+Report+17062003+-+2.jpg

Absolutely correct :burn:
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on January 25, 2010, 10:30:56 PM
http://www.kspr.com/news/local/82645652.html

will see what Costa Rica does tomorrow? I was looking at her face book and it's look's like see's trying to make him look like a monster and a drug addict I think she's desperate to make things up before the hearing I was looking at the wall on her post and it look's like is recent it only goes to the jan 18th of 2010  ,why would it take  all these time for her to open a face book page and post all this negative thing's about the Dad and making excuses and try to justified her wrong doing's.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Audax on January 25, 2010, 11:01:15 PM
Quote from: carlos;66268
...well yeah.  Good point.  As if the US were a society in which the routine abuse and degradation of women was a socially acceptable and common-place practice.  We are not Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia.  Shariah law is not US law.  I am not a woman or the victim of physical spousal abuse but I would imagine that if I were I'd prefer to be in the US and have myself and my daughter protected by US laws than in Costa Rica where the US State Dept acknowledges:

"Domestic violence ... [is] a serious problem, and traditional patterns of unequal opportunity for women remained, despite continuing government and media efforts to advocate change. Abuse of children also remained a problem, and child prostitution was a serious problem."

Women have equal rights here.  In the arena of family law many would say more than equal.  I'm sure there is the occasional case where an American woman is actually in need of asylum in a foreign country because US authorities have proven incapable or unwilling to protect her but those cases have to be so exceedingly rare that the burden of proof to establish such a claim needs to also be exceedingly high.  

International law needs, as a pre-requisite, a sense that all nations are part of a global community with mutual respect for each others laws and judgement.  It's pretty bad when third world countries with persistent problems of sex tourism and child prostitution are giving asylum to "abused" American women and daughters.


Carlos,

while I agree with you, I must also tell you that other countries do not have the same view of the US. I am German, born and raised there for 20 years, and my entire family still lives there. When I discussed David's plight with my sister, she said that these foreign women most likely are afraid that the US courts will not give them or enforce their (the women's) custodial rights. I told her that this kind of thinking is totally wrong.
When I went through my (ugly) divorce about 3 years ago, my ex-husband took our 3 girls away for about 2 weeks, threatening me that he will fight for sole custody. My reply to him was that he can no longer scare me and that I trust the US court to not allow this to happen. This was long before I was aware of David's story, or any other LBPs.
I do not know why people from western countries would have this kind of mindset about the US judiciary, but unfortunately it exists and fuels/supports the insane claims of abducting mothers.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Audax on January 25, 2010, 11:05:43 PM
International treaties say that such cases should be resolved in the court of initial jurisdiction, but Costa Rican judicial and police officials, mostly women, believe they can adjudicate a case more competently here.
Competently???? How can a judiciary expect to be viewed ''competent'' when it cannot even follow a simple treaty??? UGH!!! I'm sooo pi$$ed! :mad2:
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on January 26, 2010, 11:34:32 AM
Quote from: OIF vet;66681
http://www.kspr.com/news/local/82645652.html

will see what Costa Rica does tomorrow? I was looking at her face book and it's look's like see's trying to make him look like a monster and a drug addict I think she's desperate to make things up before the hearing I was looking at the wall on her post and it look's like is recent it only goes to the jan 18th of 2010  ,why would it take  all these time for her to open a face book page and post all this negative thing's about the Dad and making excuses and try to justified her wrong doing's.

Emily's dad has a facebook page for her, (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&ref=search&gid=139701463522) but of course it isn't mentioned in the article.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on January 26, 2010, 12:22:26 PM
case for Emily in Costa Rica has been delay for another week here's is info on the abducting parent face book page

www.facebook.com/group.php (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=287223891674&ref=ts)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Audax on January 26, 2010, 07:29:22 PM
Quote from: OIF vet;66702
case for Emily in Costa Rica has been delay for another week here's is info on the abducting parent face book page

www.facebook.com/group.php (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=287223891674&ref=ts)

I can't even force myself to read all the bull crap on that page. But, on the bright side, she has less than 500 ''friends''. I read that she thanks several people for their monetary donations (and states the $ amount). Hmmmm, wonder where that money goes....
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on January 26, 2010, 09:46:14 PM
[SIZE=+3]Another U.S. custody battle ends up in court here[/SIZE]
                                                           
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
           
           
Another U.S. child custody case is playing itself out in a Costa Rican court, and this one has some twists.
           
A court session Monday was suspended for a judge to await additional documents, but the father, Roy Koyama of Springfield, Missouri, reported that he finally received the right to see his child.
           
The situation developed when Koyama's girlfriend, also a U.S. citizen, left him last Feb. 2 and came to Costa Rica. The case has been aired by both parties on various social networks and local television stations in the U.S. state. Both are seeking donations to support their legal efforts, and both have Web pages promoting their points of view.
           
The girlfriend, Trina Atwell Chavarria, said she took the baby, Emily Alina Koyama, then 7 months, because her boyfriend was abusive. She said on a Web site: "We came to Costa Rica for safety. I had tried before to get away from Roy, but he always found me, and always talked me back. But when the abuse became more then emotional, verbal and patrimonial, when it started becoming physical and sexual abuse I knew I had to run."
           
Koyama obtained sole custody of the baby, but the mother, who was in Costa Rica at the time, says she never was served with legal papers. The case is being played out based on an international child abduction treaty that has not been enforced strictly by Costa Rican officials. Koyama is seeking the baby and the possible extradition of his former girlfriend.
           
Koyama said that he met the woman who later had his baby on Myspace. After a whirlwind romance, she moved into his home and then announced that she was pregnant, he said.
           
Koyama's name is on the birth certificate as the father, but a complicating factor is that the woman may still be married to a Costa Rican man and parentage might be adjudicated here under local law. Ms. Atwell has a sister living here.
           
In Missouri it is a local prosecutor who is seeking Ms. Atwell's return as a felony violator.
           
At the very least, the case points out the complexities involved in a woman fleeing with her child out of a U.S. jurisdiction. Costa Rica
                         (http://amcostarica.com/koyama012610.jpg)
           
Roy Koyama and a son with baby Emily Alina in this photo posted to his Web site.
           
           
            (http://amcostarica.com/emily012610.jpg)
           
Ms. Atwell's page gives another story.
           
           
has seen at least five such cases in the last several years.
           
In one case, a woman who avoided U.S. authorities for years received refugee status to protect her from the U.S. Justice Department and prison.
           
Ms. Atwell did not appear in a Springfield court, so she has little official evidence to present about Koyama's alleged abusiveness.
           
Koyama, who has three other children at home, said that he expected to be able to be reunited with the baby and bring her back to the United States in a few weeks.  Ms. Atwell told a Missouri television station that the hearing was suspended until Feb. 4.
           
Koyama presents his case on the Web site www.emilyscase.com (http://www.emilyscase.com/) and on YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJahfZFP9C8) Ms. Atwell has her say on "Keep Emily Safe in Costa Rica," a Facebook posting. (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=287223891674&ref=ts)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: amomfirst on February 08, 2010, 12:43:40 PM
I want to thank you for discussing this case. Roy Koyama is a friend of mine. This abduction is awful and very hard on Roy. I hope that it will come to end this week in favor of Roy, so he can bring Emily home.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: overyourhead on February 08, 2010, 03:56:05 PM
Quote from: OIF vet;66702
case for Emily in Costa Rica has been delay for another week here's is info on the abducting parent face book page
 
[URL=http://www.facebook.com/group.php]www.facebook.com/group.php (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=287223891674&ref=ts)[/URL]

what is up with all of these abducting parents having facebook pages???? what is wrong with this world when we have criminals on the web!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: LukieD on February 08, 2010, 05:27:25 PM
Quote from: OIF vet;66736
Koyama presents his case on the Web site www.emilyscase.com (http://www.emilyscase.com/) and on YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJahfZFP9C8) Ms. Atwell has her say on "Keep Emily Safe in Costa Rica," a Facebook posting. (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=287223891674&ref=ts)

"Keep Emily Safe in Costa Rica," "Safe with Mommy," and on and on. Anyone else notice a pattern here? It's good these children are not being physically abused, but when will people wake up and realize that just because the child is "safe" does not mean they are not being psychologically abused by the abducting parent. Child abduction is child abuse.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on February 08, 2010, 06:04:46 PM
It of course implies that the left-behind parent is abusive.

What's "patrimonial" abuse? I can't think of a definition for that word that makes sense in that context.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on February 09, 2010, 01:07:28 AM
Quote from: amomfirst;67513
I want to thank you for discussing this case. Roy Koyama is a friend of mine. This abduction is awful and very hard on Roy. I hope that it will come to end this week in favor of Roy, so he can bring Emily home.[/quote
 I hope so too
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on February 09, 2010, 01:25:35 AM
Quote from: OIF vet;67532
Quote from: amomfirst;67513
I want to thank you for discussing this case. Roy Koyama is a friend of mine. This abduction is awful and very hard on Roy. I hope that it will come to end this week in favor of Roy, so he can bring Emily home.
I hope so too
here is something I found from a case back in Costa Rica in Dec 09

http://findcamille.weebly.com/index.html
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on February 09, 2010, 10:54:03 AM
Quote from: OIF vet;67532
I hope so too
here is something I found from a case back in Costa Rica in Dec 09

http://findcamille.weebly.com/index.html

In Camille Kaufman's case, Costa Rica didn't send the mother back; she's still in the country. She merely agreed to send Camille back to the US.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Bree on February 09, 2010, 06:46:36 PM
Quote from: OIF vet;67533
I hope so too
here is something I found from a case back in Costa Rica in Dec 09
 
http://findcamille.weebly.com/index.html
 

The perfect quote is on his site:
 
In parental abduction a parent and child switch places: the parent becomes the selfish juvenile and the child is forced to grow up fast.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: amomfirst on February 11, 2010, 04:23:22 PM
Quote from: OIF vet;67533
Quote from: OIF vet;67532
I hope so too
here is something I found from a case back in Costa Rica in Dec 09
 
http://findcamille.weebly.com/index.html

Thanks so much! I will pass it along!:)
Title: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on February 14, 2010, 08:45:52 PM
Hello everyone,
     My name is Roy Koyama, and I am the LBP of Emily Alina Koyama, abducted Feb. 2, 2009 at 10:30am.  I want to tell my story in hopes I can help one of you.  This has been the hardest year of my life and I am finally at the end of my Hague Trial (with God's will).  This coming week is going to determine where my daughter will live.  It should be black and white, but for some reason the Costa Rican Authorities interpret the Hague Treaty with their own language, which goes against the entire process.  Any person should understand how to handle my case as well as others.  Here is my story:

I am a 40 year old father of three children--two boys ages 8 & 5, and my baby girl Emily Alina Koyama born July 5, 2008.

I mention Emily's full name and birth date because she was taken from my home February 2, 2009, by her mother Trina Atwell-Chavarria to Costa Rica.
In September of 2007 I met Trina on Myspace through a mutual friend; we exchanged friendly conversation. She gave me her phone number and we talked daily for two weeks until one day she asked if I'd like to meet her for coffee. We arranged to meet. It was a whirlwind romance from that point on. Shortly thereafter, when Trina told me she had to move out of her apartment, I offered to let her move in with me until she could get back on her feet. It didn't take long, less than 3 weeks, to figure out that we really weren't compatible in our values and living standards so I decided to ask her to move out. But before I could do that, she announced that she was pregnant. Of course that changed everything and I decided that I needed to overlook differences and focus instead on getting to know her, getting to love her, and to appreciate the good things about her so we could give our children (my two boys, her 11-year old daughter, and our unborn child) a safe and loving home and a stable environment.

I found out very quickly that a stable environment was not in the picture, as Trina's way of coping with things not going her way was to run away, which she did frequently during our short relationship and, as I found out afterwards, she did in all her failed relationships.

Trina told me she wanted to be with me forever...

February 2, 2009 I came home and found all of Trina and Emily's belongings gone, and she sent me a text message that she needed to stay at her mother's home for a while. I later found out she had been planning on kidnapping Emily to Costa Rica for over three months after speaking to one of her friends.

I am now fighting for my daughter in the jurisdiction in Costa Rica where they take the woman's word over the man's almost everytime. I pray they see the light when I appear in their court with all legal documents to discount all allegations against me, all translated into Spanish to make it easier for them to understand my case and the crime committed against my family.

Trina now has a felony warrant for her arrest in the U.S.

Please help me and the other children involved get their sister back where she rightfully belongs.

Media Links:

www.missingkids.com Click on "more search options" and then put "Koyama" in as last name. Emily's picture will come up and you can view the poster.

http://www.amcostarica.com/2008072901.htm

http://www.ky3.com/news/local/40244867.html

http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=122901

http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=228182

http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=229312

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/83497647.html

I have created a foundation in order to help me with attorney fees that will go directly to my attorney to cover all expenses related to getting her back and the remaining funds will be donated to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children... Please help me get her back!

You can contact my attorney directly for donations:
Payee: Courtney and Mills, LLC
540 E. Chestnut Expressway, Suite 100
Springfield, MO 65806

Memo line: Emily Koyama Costa Rica Fund...

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God Bless you and thank you for helping

Email us at: roykoyama@msn.com
Visit us at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJahfZFP9C8

Special thanks to the Lost for creating the awesome video of my daughter...

I am very anxious at this point since we're closing the case this week and I keep hearing all the negative stuff Trina posts about me and haven't once said anything negative about her all year on my posts.  Goes to show who is taking the higher road.  I am concerned about how my daughter is being treated, since she didn't have a say in all of this mess.

I am trying to go National this week and if any of you can help that would be great!  I would really like to get on Dateline and expose this crime further, since there is another case in Costa Rica to piggy back mine... our good friend OIF Vet needs the exposure as well...

I am not trying to be the high profile guy, but more of the person/Father that wants to help others in the same situation.  I want to help you.

Please feel free to view or join my daughters Facebook page which I have made visible to everyone now because of Trina and her outlandish Facebook page to "Keep Emily Safe in Costa Rica", what an oxymoron...

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=139701463522&ref=search&sid=1827856220.3678958414..1

This is where you can find the truth... look at the links and videos, etc.. it's all there. My evidence, at least some of it... other material is too sensitive to post.

I just want my baby back.  Help me and if you have questions or need help, please call me (417) 380-3180

I am here for any of you that need help or simply someone to talk to and unload.  I understand what you are feeling and can help.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on February 14, 2010, 10:21:23 PM
Quote from: OIF vet;66736
Koyama presents his case on the Web site www.emilyscase.com (http://www.emilyscase.com/) and on YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJahfZFP9C8) Ms. Atwell has her say on "Keep Emily Safe in Costa Rica," a Facebook posting. (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=287223891674&ref=ts)

"Keep Emily Safe in Costa Rica," "Safe with Mommy," and on and on. Anyone else notice a pattern here? It's good these children are not being physically abused, but when will people wake up and realize that just because the child is "safe" does not mean they are not being psychologically abused by the abducting parent. Child abduction is child abuse.

That's exactly what Trina is doing, trying her best to create a smokescreen... her evidence is missing, she has none and never has! She is good at story-telling, plain and simple.  My name is Roy Koyama, the LBP of Emily Alina Koyama.  Please contact me if I can help you... 417-380-3180
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on February 16, 2010, 03:05:30 PM
Here is the trial paperwork from when Trina went to court on Jan. 12, 2010 telling her side and submitting any evidence she has... What do you think???


First Page
General Data: All of the info names etc. The fact that Mrs. Atwell Chavarria knowing her rights agreed to participate in the interview.
2nd Page
IV. Methods used in order to do the report such as checking passport , translations of documents, interviews with various individuals (cousins, caregiver, aunt) observations of the minor, also observation of the home
V. Limitations of the investigation: Limited due to sources (info) not available since they are in the U.S.
VI. From the available information the following conclusions were obtained:
Mrs. Trina.. is from the U.S. born March..... with passport...... She is 30 yrs old and has studied massage therapy. ... is married and at the moment separated. She makes her living from commerce as sales agent work that she has performed in a stable manner since arriving in Costa Rica.....
She is being given this notice due to the appeal from Roy..... who requests that she be returned to the United States or reach a regulation for visits.
Mrs. Atwell 's history shows that she came from parents separated when she was 3 yrs old and raised by a mother that provided her with all of the attentions necessary for her upbringing. Her father although far away provided enough care in her view. (contact by phone ) Later the father returned to the home. So it shows that she has received effective support from parents as role models
About her life as a partner three formal relationships were established.
The product of the first relationship is the birth of a child Madison Mccall....which remained in the paternal home when the parents separated. She had direct contact and contributed to responsibilities to Madison while she resided in the U. S. and now continues communication through electronic and phone messages. She is quite glad about her upbringing in the paternal home and considers the only negative fact that the father does not allow Madison to visit Costa Rica. It is impossible to visit her country of origin due to the legal situation and conflict with the father of her younger child and these circumstances cause her great anguish and pain

Her second relationship as a partner is a marriage when she was 24 to Henner Chavarria Romero. From this relationship there is a separation of three years (2006- 2009). At this time she lived in the U. S. In the middle of 2009 she felt renewed and established a relation of engagement - courtship in which she obtains satisfaction and support.
The third identified relationship as a partner is established between Mrs. Atwell at the age of 28 with Mr. Roy ... (implicated in the present judicial process) and it is noted (from information obtained) taken place during a short engagement and later living together in open union during approx. 1 year and four months. (between July 2007 and Feb 2009) this produced a girl Emily Alina Koyama making her one year and 6 months.
From what has been reported the road of this partnership shows the development of frequent separations (from the only consulted perspective) due to Mr. Roy Koyama's consumption of drugs, economic difficulties, as well as domestic violence manifested in emotional aggressive controlling behavior , threatening comments, indignant phrases , vulgar vocabulary, physical aggressions (pinching, pushing) and sexual ( was obligated to maintain sexual contact without her consent causing her pain)
In relation to the mentioned previously it appears that Mr. Koyama has consumed drugs in the past, reported by Sonya Koyama ( per information told to a worker with Child Services dated 3/19/2009 as noted in the judicial copy #...... in addition to requests and measures of restriction solicited in the U. S. in September 2008 for the couple involved (one against the other) There is no access to the information as to the cause such measures, while in the case 08.... it is recognized that it was presented the 24 of September 2008 by Trina.... denouncing in that moment physical aggressions (pushing while she was holding her daughter) and emotional aggression (threatening comments). It is not known the results of these cases.
It is noted that the situation escalated in intensified aggressiveness which provoked a separation and immediate departure of Mrs. Atwell and Emily to Costa Rica. Something that was a big surprise to Mr. Koyama, noting that the transfer from one country to another a security strategy and recognizing that Mrs. Atwell could not see herself with Mr. Koyama anymore and identifying the opportunity to work in Costa Rica and count on the support (emotional and material) of familiar resources in Costa Rican soil fortified her decision.
This way in accordance with what has been said by persons interviewed , the conditions in which Emily entered the country has connotations of deceit against the father which desires the realization of a familiar visit for a limited time in Costa Rica. Even though the mother reports that she has a project to remain in the country previously. It is noted that a period of 11 months have passed without contact with the father.
The 3rd of march 2009 Trina solicited before the office of Migration for Foreigners the status of Refugee. It was denied . Then it was revoked.... It is not known what the results are.
In these circumstances there is reference between the parents of the girl of communication by means of electronic mail especially from Mr. Koyama and nothing from Trina (2 mailings she indicated) in which it is reported manipulation against Trina and vulgarity.... etc... It is important to note that this information can't be verified.
The paternal relationship during the time the parents were living together (as reported by Mrs. Atwell) it is noted that the necessary materials (attention to health, food, clothes , living) were satisfactory while the economic resources that Mr. Koyama contributed in the majority in addition to the support, gifts from friends or family. It is noted the direct care and other material attention required were at the care of the mother.
Pertaining the parental role assumed by Mr. Koyama is reported that it was a distant relation and little interest of emotional necessities, care and protection of the girl, including not touching her, not raising her up high, never changing diapers, and in the term of seven months gave her a bottle two times. It is described that he had little interest in having anything to do with the child and would pass the time looking at television, playing video games, consuming drugs, which caused him to ignore his daughter. As a result his influence in the minor was scarce. These conditions during this process could not be proven. Even though in accordance with the mother during her time living with Roy and according to her statement she would sometimes permit interaction between father and daughter during the time he was under the effect of drugs or she would leave her under his care during the time that he used drugs. Something that is considered dangerous for a small child.
In general it is noted that the move of residence of Emily from one country to another represents no disruption in adapting for this child, this in relation to the age of development that she represented with little implication on conflicts of those around her since she was just beginning to communicate with grimaces. She had relationships with two paternal brothers Rhys and Tai and a maternal sister Madison and other family members in a positive way.
Since the arrival in the country in the month of February till December 2009 Emily and her mother lived with her aunt Lynette.... and since then have moved because of the threats of Mr. Koyama against Mrs. Lynette which was denounced in the Judicial investigative Organization.
It is noted that Emily at the present time is part of an extended family (composed of the girl, mother , a cousin: Dustin Browning 24 yrs old, Bach administrator of public works ..... where the girl can count of direct care (food , hygiene supervision ) education support, medical attention, control and prevention...... vaccinations..... etc etc....
Given her young age, Emily is not capable of understanding the implications of the judicial process going on and many aspects going on about her.
Between mother and daughter there is evidence of important closeness, with manifestations of conduct that suggest affection, communication, gratifying love depicted in gestural language from Emily.
Recreation for the girl is described as a variety of social dares that significant she shares this with her mother and aunt.
Between the members of the familiar group evaluated it is noted that she has satisfaction on the basic necessities and she has positive relationships, since there is distribution of responsibilities between adults which occupy a rented living facility which permits good accommodation and security for those who live there. In a secure urban community.
In reference to Mrs. Trina A it is noted that she has had psychological treatment in the subject of relations between partners and admitting previous difficulties to put limits to aspects that were not gratifying or assume implications and feelings of persecution. She admits that she has benefitted from the treatment and has better relation with her daughter and can face actual worries. This information was received from the responsible therapist which states that "she is a rational person, creative, organized, and emotionally balanced".
It is true that there is reference during the interviews realized that there are aspects that suggest significant in-balance in the history of this person. This information has not been proven given the limitations available ........ patterns, forms in the past...... personality characteristics..... etc etc.
The next paragraph is about the fact that they don't see any problem with the girl with her present role model. No affect on her and in fact they see how well Trina takes care of her daughter in all aspects.... food, health etc etc..... since she is still dependent on adults.
As a resource of emotional and material support of Mrs Atwell it is noted that her sister, nephews and present partner, with whom she has impersonal positive relationships. They provide direct supervison during work hours and provide recreational activities etc etc.... security for Trina .... professional support and trustworthy domestic servants .
In addition Mrs.... assumes a business with her sister and they are partners . A project that strengthens her life with her daughter Emily something that becomes possible with the support that she counts on and having received the special conditions that the country gives immigrants give her the capacity to build her life and she also counts on internal and external resources since she is very organized, responsible, she succeeds with her work and is capable of adapting to circumstances with satisfactory results.....
So... there is no risk in the perspective social work etc etc..... that would interfere with the development of Emily. Even though there is a problem that exists in accepting linkage of the girl and the father. This is associated with the little hope of change that she visualizes in this man (conduct in the consuming of drugs, little empathy toward the girl). So she hopes to stay at her daughter to maintain estability that permits an adequate education, hoping that the father " tires and goes away) Considers that the girl can count on a substitute figure that will fulfill the paternal function since she has a partner Henner who is a person that worries significantly about the girl.....
Mrs. Atwell minimizes the implications of her remaining in Costa Rica can have on her daughter because even though there exists definite links of closeness defined at the age that the girl traveled to Costa Rica there is the paternal obstacles between Emily and her sister and brothers and disfavors the relations with the family residents of U. S.. Given the actual circumstances the girl does not have physical contact except by telephone with her sister by maternal line and links with brothers by paternal line elements that must be considered as she grows..........
Finally about the present judicial process the defendant exposes her desire to keep in charge of her daughter in Costa Rica after identifying the opportunities for the girl in an bi-cultural bilingual education and rearing surrounded by socioeconomic standing that allows satisfaction in necessities (since the mother counts on major income in Costa Rica and with major economic capacity as reported to U. S.) identifying Mrs. ..a style of living in Costa Rica of tranquility, less exposure to dangerous situations like violence, drugs and others.  


She is trying to aviod drugs, then she needs to avoid her own family!  Go to my Facebook page for Emily and you'll see in her own writing that discounts her allegations against me, she doesn't know I found her journal... tadow, how you like me now!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on February 18, 2010, 06:25:08 PM
Well... it's Thursday Feb. 18th, 2010 and I'm still waiting on the judge in Costa Rica to make her decision.  I am kinda going nuts waiting, since I am not in Costa Rica, "she" gets to know more than I do because she is there and I am here.  I wouldn't be so worried (and I know I shouldn't worry), but the judicial system in CR is not the favorite of LBP's in terms of things going the right way... instead everything just goes their way.

I was speaking to my new friend OIF Vet and was telling him I feel like the judges in Costa Rica are too prideful to admit they don't know how to interpret the Hague Treaty and that's why they just interject their own language into the treaty and simply let things go the way they think is best.  Think about it... these are judges and lawyers, do you really think they are going to ask for help??? Doubtful and this is why I really feel we need International Judges that only handle Hague cases and sent to cover the trials.  Maybe this would help force countries to learn the language of the treaty or be held accountable in every way untilthey do... Don't sign an International Treaty unless ready to comply with it's rules and guidelines.  Am I asking too much?

LBP of Emily Alina Koyama

Looking for some insight...

Thanks!

Roy Koyama
417-380-3180
lttlmtn@gmail.com
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Bree on February 18, 2010, 09:31:32 PM
Hi Roy! 

Who was it that wrote the above in blue?  It is contradictory.  She condems you for using drugs (I don't approve either, but I'm not the judge), but she stayed with you and had a child with you, knowing so?  As well, the Hague isn't about custody...it's about returning the child to his/her habitual residence (prior to the abduction).  Trina can return to the US, with your daughter, and deal with it in the proper courts.  Unless she is scared she will lose, what does she have to lose by coming back and handling things the right way?

To me, unless there is PROOF of abuse, then the TP is no more than a coward.  It's not all about them and they need to remember that what they are doing to these children is CHILD ABUSE!!!

Hope you hear something soon.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on February 24, 2010, 04:39:42 PM
Thanks Bree. The blue is from the trial she had on January 12, 2010 where she got to produce her so-called evidence, which even in the documents they clearly state she has no evidence.  Trina has used the blueprint for kidnapping, I'm not close to the person she claims I am.  It's all smoke and mirrors and she even says on her Facebook page that if she needs more evidence against me that she can find some, in other words, she'll just make up some more crap about me and then cry to her friends about it to make it real... she actually believes her own lies, trust me I've spoken to her ex-husband and he assures me I am not the one with the problem.  She has another daughter she has abandoned for the second time and she NEVER brings this daughter up, because she knows that simply raises questions about her being a good mother when she can leave her husband and daughter 10 years ago when the older daughter was only 4 months old she left to Costa Rica to live her life with another woman... yeah, she's bisexual too!  Her sister is full blown gay and this is where my daughter is being raised, around women that hate men and me, so what kind of brainwashing do you think she will endure along with the child abuse?  I'm sick to my stomach every day knowing my baby is being taught to hate me and I didn't do anything to deserve it!  Do what floats your boat, but raising a child to hate isn't right.

You make a really good observation about her living with me while she says she was in danger... baloney, I supported her 100% and paid child support for her older daughter, paid all her bills, gave her money to spend, and the kids and I thought we were going to get married in August of 2009 because Trina lead all of us to believe it.  It was a huge blow to us all.  The truth will come out in the end and I have faith I will be victorious just like other parents left behind.  I have hope...

Roy Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: sue on February 24, 2010, 05:18:00 PM
Hi Roy,

Still no news??  I know how hard it is having horrible things said about you....just let it slide off your shoulder and move forward.  This is what people resort to when they are in the wrong, they lie and make terrible things up.  Just keep fighting for your daughter.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 01, 2010, 04:36:45 PM
Still nothing and now Trina is trying to say Emily isn't my daughter... what a crock, she looks just like me and my name is on the birth certificate, as well as Emily is named after my mother!  Just waiting... going a little crazy in the process!

thanks for all the support!

Roy Koyama  - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: luvthelake on March 01, 2010, 09:45:53 PM
Hey Roy,
Just wanted to say I pray for you and all the other LBP'S. Do not understand why OUR United States Government  want stand up for our LBP'S. Why do we have to beg them to cosponsor a bill that protects our Citizens. :madgo
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: LDJVR on March 01, 2010, 11:15:00 PM
Hey Roy,
Just wanted to say I pray for you and all the other LBP'S. Do not understand why OUR United States Government  want stand up for our LBP'S. Why do we have to beg them to cosponsor a bill that protects our Citizens. :madgo

exactly my thoughts!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on March 02, 2010, 04:23:28 AM
Hi Roy,
        I hope we get good news this week from Costa Rica I know it most be hard waiting for an answer! I myself still waiting for any Info on my case I don't know if the US embassy has done a welfare visit yet I ask for one almost 3 months ago.I hope they do one soon because I learn that my  ex wife is planning to move with my daughter to a disclose location. I hope that our Government get's involve soon in all this cases because I didn't join the military to go fight in Iraq just to have my parental rights taken by another Country who one day will need help from the USA.I always stand ready to answer our country's call to duty I just hope that our country answer our call for help as citizen of this great nation.I pray to God that Abigail,Emily and all the children threw out the world our return soon.                                        God Bless  Robert             

           
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 02, 2010, 09:28:03 PM
Thanks for the support my friends! I am going to tell you this OIF Vet... it took them several moths to attmept to do a well being check and they only did it about 4 months ago, yeah, almost a year after the fact!  Get a hold of Joyce and bug her until she contacts the Embassy and possibly Belasario might be able to help you??? He is a good resource but he costs $$$.  I really appreciate your donation to help my cause, it really means a lot to me and my kids to have people I have never met helping us fight this horrific form of child abuse and the mental disease of the kidnapper.  God be with you my friend, as he has been by my side and carried me this last year.  We only get stronger for our children with God in our lives.  I hope to talk to you soon, my parents have been in town in hopes I would be getting Emily back this week.  This is the second time they have come from California to receive her and the backwards courts in Costa Rica have turned a Hague Trial into a custody trial!!! I am not happy about this and plan on getting on my senators case to impose a sanction on Costa Rica (we'll see).  Wish me luck and keep the prayers coming... thank you all and God Bless!

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
(417) 380-3180
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 03, 2010, 04:34:16 PM
Here is what I am facing now... love the support (yeah right) from the Department of State -


Mr. Koyama:   You alone can respond to Ms. Atwell’s accusations.  ONLY YOU CAN HELP IN THIS.  Here is what you need to do:

 

                            (1)  Obtain a copy of the complaint Ms. Atwell filed in the Greene County, Missouri Circuit Court in February and read it.

                            (2) Respond to Ms. Atwell’s complaint , using an attorney if necessary

                            (3)  Get copies of the decisions in the two complaints for abuse and the two protective orders.

                            (4)  Translate your response and the decisions in the abuse cases and send them to your attorney, copy to me.

                            (5)   Make every effort to pay your attorney – you need him as your advocate.

 

As for the hearing in Costa Rica, I am sure you can recall what testimony was given at the hearing that you attended.  You have an attorney who understands the charges against you, and you should be requesting his assistance.   Joyce                           

 

From: ROY KOYAMA [mailto:roykoyama@msn.com]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 4:49 PM
To: Seunarine, Joyce V
Subject: RE: URGENTE

 

I have no idea?  Everything is very unclear to me and I am becomng extremely frustrated because I have no idea what I am going up against... can you contact Belasario and find out what the heck is going on? He wanted an extra $400 to get some documents translated and i only have $200 right now since I just started a new job.  I really need to know exactly what is going on so I know what I need to do, but i don't get much information from him... Trina is trying her best to make things very difficult and I need to be able to repsond to any accusations she makes since everything she says is a lie.
 
Please helpme Joyce, I can't do this alone.

 
Thank you and God Bless,
 
Roy Koyama


How am I supposed to feel good about the help I'm getting now???
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on March 03, 2010, 11:30:25 PM
Well, I think that email makes it crystal clear that despite the State Department stating to an LBP with a child abducted to Singapore that they cannot provide assistance because the country is not a Hague Signatory makes no difference as they clearly are NOT helping you right now  :madgo

Telling someone asking for help that the person asking for help is the only person who can make a difference is utterly absurd considering her position that she can help if she truly wanted to do so.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 06, 2010, 01:31:42 PM
well... I got some more documents from my Costa Rican Attorney all in Spanish and they are supposed to be "conclusions" and I can't understand them yet since I don't speak Spanish and as you can read above, tyeh Department of State has basically told me I am on my own now right when my case is at it's pinnacle... I am so glad I can count on the Government to help at their leisure!  Totally disappointed in the follow through at the Department of State.  Feeling kinda lost now without the help I really need.  Anyone have some good advice??? I need some insight as to what is next since I can't get answers from the people that should have them...


Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
(417) 380-3180

:confused:
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on March 06, 2010, 08:09:06 PM
If you want to e-mail me any documents, I can try to translate them for you. I'm hardly fluent in Spanish but I know enough to read most of what's written there.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on March 07, 2010, 10:30:14 AM
well... I got some more documents from my Costa Rican Attorney all in Spanish and they are supposed to be "conclusions" and I can't understand them yet since I don't speak Spanish and as you can read above, tyeh Department of State has basically told me I am on my own now right when my case is at it's pinnacle... I am so glad I can count on the Government to help at their leisure!  Totally disappointed in the follow through at the Department of State.  Feeling kinda lost now without the help I really need.  Anyone have some good advice??? I need some insight as to what is next since I can't get answers from the people that should have them...


Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
(417) 380-3180

:confused:

Hi Roy,

The conclusiones that you are referring to could be conclusiones de alegatos or "closing arguments" if your case is almost over, or posiciones (something similiar to cross-examine questions for your ex) if your lawyer will be putting your ex on the "witness stand" to answer questions, or something else entirely.  I'm pretty good with legal Spanish.  If you want to email them to me at carlos@hagueabductions.com I can do a quick translation of them.  I'll also email you with my phone number.  I meant to do it after you posted your response from OCI.  I may be able to help answer some of the questions that OCI is not helping with... They are useless (worse than useless actually since they provide bad information, publish misleading numbers and make fraudulent claims of actually helping and advocating for LBP's).  I have gone through much of the same process w/ my son in Mexico.

Regards,
Carlos
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 09, 2010, 06:16:44 PM
Just in... a got this email response today from the Department of State - Good News!

Mr. Koyama:  I don’t know that it has been turned into a custody case.  I believe that Ms. Atwell is trying to get the court to do so, but her arguments have come after the hearing was held.  I note that the Central Authority in Costa Rica recommended that Emily be “immediately returned” to the U.S.  The CA stated that since all parties are Americans who customarily lived in the U.S., that is where custody should be decided.  We should have the Court’s decision soon.  Joyce

 

From: ROY KOYAMA [mailto:roykoyama@msn.com]
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 8:17 PM
To: Seunarine, Joyce V; Cheli; Belasario Solano
Subject: question?

 


Why has my Hague Case been turned into a custody case?  Where do I stand in this trial?  This was supposed to be decided a long time ago and now it is being treated as a custody case instead of what it really is...

now all I need to do is raise the funds to pay for my attorney here in the US to help me fight for my custody rights, which I have full custody right now but she is trying to modify the judgement and my attorney needs to get paid before he helps... go figure?

Thanks for all the support and kind words. God Bless all of you and your children!

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: LDJVR on March 09, 2010, 09:31:56 PM
We have got to get HR3240 passed! Costa Rica should be responsible for lawyer fee's after the court recommended that your child should be returned. These countries just aren't going to comply without force!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 11, 2010, 03:54:00 PM
Yes I agree the HR3240 needs to be passed and implemented on EVERY case dealing with this child abuse!  The countries that interpret the Hague Convention in their own language need to be educated on the process or face the music... like I have said before, these are attorneys and judges that probably won't admit they don't understand the process and that's why they do it their way, and that in itself is a crime in my opinion.  My case is coming to a close, but as I am aware these things don't close easy and the abducting parents put up major roadblocks since they have possession of the children we are subject to the b.s. they throw at the courts after the fact... and that is what is eating my lunch right now!  The attorney I have in Costa Rica continues to demand more money for the work he has done after the trial was over and I really believe that the felon kidnapper needs to pay all costs afterwards if she wants to prolong the inevitable.  Thanks for all of your support and prayers, my life depends on the continued support!

sincerely,

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama

you can join my facebook page to keep up to date from my video documentary I have posted over the last year in this battle at www.facebook.com/lttlmtn (http://www.facebook.com/lttlmtn)

see you there! Just let me know you are from BSH and you'll be my new friend!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: LDJVR on March 11, 2010, 05:49:52 PM
Abducting parents ARE responsible for all cost according Hague treaty. They should be responsible up front.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: phillyone on March 11, 2010, 06:58:44 PM
Abducting parents ARE responsible for all cost according Hague treaty. They should be responsible up front.
I agree!!! This is why we need to make sure countries recognize the Hague treaty and it's consequences.. starting with the Bianchi /Lins e silva clan. This will send a strong message to "future kidnappers"
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 15, 2010, 11:31:12 PM
OK now what??? It's been since January 25th, 2010 when I went to Costa Rica for my Hague trial and it was supposed to be ruled on 10 business days after I left, then the judge extended the date an additional 5 business days to allow more evidence, then after that I haven't been able to get a clear answer about what is really going on??? All I know is Trina (kidnapper-at-large) has been submitting more paperwork way after the fact and the judge is allowing it as well... this is insane when the Costa Rican Authorities has recommended an immediate return of Emily back to the US!!! I am not very happy about this and it appears they will be in violation of article 11 of the Hague Convention Section Pertaining to International Child Abduction.  Check it out and let me know if I am reading this incorrectly or does the Country Of Costa Rica have to answer to me within six weeks from the date of commencement??? It appears that is the International Law and I have contacted my Congressman Roy Blunt to see if he will co-sponsor the HR3240, but I am unfamiliar with this bill and could use some help...

I am getting geared up for some media and would like to have as much info as possible to fight this crime and expose it once again, so it becomes more public about how often this happens in our United States of America.

Thanks for all the help and support!



Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on March 16, 2010, 12:23:54 AM
Sadly, I have yet to hear of a country that routinely returns children within the 6 weeks specified in the convention. I know that of Hague signatories Italy, Austria, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Slovakia, etc do not.

In the simplest form HR 3240 is designed to give the President and DOS more tools in their toolbox to deal with international child abductions and force governments to act to bring children like your daughter Emily home. The official title of the bill is: To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes. The text of the bill can be found here (http://bringseanhome.org/wordpress/action/house-bill-hr-3240/).

I would make sure that whomever you speak with on Rep. Blunt's staff is aware of your personal situation and insist on having a meeting with him ASAP the next time he is back in your state about co-sponsoring the bill and your situation and seeing if he is willing to co-sponsor it. For now, just calling them and asking them to co-sponsor to help bring internationally abducted American children back home. As you know personally, the Hague Convention is not always enforced within the 6 week time frame specified and that has disheartening consequences to both the LBP and to the child(ren).  I know the bill is for all children whose habitual residence is in the US regardless of citizenship, but that can be alot more complicated than most people want to listen to. Some other BSH supporters have been successful in contacting reps on facebook, so if he is on facebook (I am not so I can't check), then I would recommend posting there also to get his attention in as many ways as possible. I am going to be calling a handful of reps tomorrow, and I will add Rep. Blunt to my list.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on April 09, 2010, 06:37:45 PM
Well, it's been a little while since I've posted anything and it's simply out of frustration and honestly depression i haven't been around on the forums.  This week Costa Rica had another hearing with the psychologists this time... I asked myself along with the Department of State what does a psychologist have to do with jurasdiction??? She claimed I was right and that they have nothing to do with jurasdiciton, meaning Costa Rica has indeed turned my Hague Case into a custody case instead of what it is supposed to be.  FRUSTRATION~ I've submitted a packet to Congressman Blunt here in Missouri to co-sponsor the HR3240 and just waiting to hear back from him.  Luckily he has a Facebook page I can post questions for all his supporters to see and hopefully put more pressure on him to act, but who knows...  I really thought this would've been over a while ago, but all the stories are true when it comes to these other countries not understandig the Hague and turning the process into a big mess, which has happened to my case
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on April 14, 2010, 10:44:23 AM
Well, it's been a week and still nothing back from the judge in Costa Rica (imagine that), but I have my info in Wash DC for the Congressman in my district to review for the HR3240 and hopefully we can get it going... 

 :shitstorm
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: M.Capestro on April 14, 2010, 07:37:53 PM
Well, it's been a week and still nothing back from the judge in Costa Rica (imagine that), but I have my info in Wash DC for the Congressman in my district to review for the HR3240 and hopefully we can get it going... 

Roy, please remind us who your representative is so we can call, email, fax some supportive messages to try and pursuade him to co-sponsor the bill and support you in your efforts.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on April 15, 2010, 04:53:11 PM
Well, it's been a week and still nothing back from the judge in Costa Rica (imagine that), but I have my info in Wash DC for the Congressman in my district to review for the HR3240 and hopefully we can get it going... 

Roy, please remind us who your representative is so we can call, email, fax some supportive messages to try and pursuade him to co-sponsor the bill and support you in your efforts.

His rep is Roy Blunt
(202) 225-6536 Phone
(202) 225-5604 Fax

I've emailed him, but I have not yet called him.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on April 15, 2010, 05:06:07 PM
Well, it's been a week and still nothing back from the judge in Costa Rica (imagine that), but I have my info in Wash DC for the Congressman in my district to review for the HR3240 and hopefully we can get it going... 

Roy, please remind us who your representative is so we can call, email, fax some supportive messages to try and pursuade him to co-sponsor the bill and support you in your efforts.

His rep is Roy Blunt
(202) 225-6536 Phone
(202) 225-5604 Fax

I figured now was a good time to call. The person in DC to speak with is Brian Dissell, email: brian.dissell@mail.house.gov

I mentioned Roy's case and that he had provided information about a bill concerning international child abduction and I wanted to follow-up about that to the person answering the phone, who was quite pleasant. I left Brian a voicemail since he was not in the office when I called (the staffer asked if I wanted to speak with him or someone else, but I figured it doesn't make sense to talk to someone else if it isn't his/her area). His voicemail states that if you want a response sooner to send an email, so I am going to do that as well this evening.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on April 15, 2010, 06:09:39 PM
Brian from Rep. Blunt's office just returned my phone call! :biggrin He thanked me for calling him since he had the bill number, but was not yet familiar with it, so he looked it up while on the phone with me, asked me if the bill raised spending significantly (I mentioned just one Ambassador-At-Large, which he felt was fine), spoke about actions he is taking for Roy (speaking to the Embassy for Costa Rica (in DC I surmise) to get them to realize there is a problem and they need to put pressure to get Roy's case resolved, I hope that will bear fruit rather than be rebuffed!), and said he will tell the committee on foreign affairs that Rep. Blunt plans to co-sponsor the legislation, after they check there isn't something he is missing as a reason he shouldn't co-sponsor it. He told me he really doesn't think there is any reason for Rep. Blunt's to not co-sponsor it, but that he needs to be thorough. He thanked me for calling him to make him check into the bill. While we were discussing the bill he completely agreed that unless economic sanctions are placed or threatened (I mentioned Sean coming home shortly after Sen. Lautenberg's hold placed), then things that should happen often do not. Brian said I should expect to see Rep. Blunt's name as a co-sponsor by next Wednesday and that he (Brian) would be happy for me to follow-up with him if the name was not on the Thomas Register. He also said that he would call me if he had any specific questions about the legislation. I've never been called an activist before, but that is what Brian asked if I was. I told him my background in hearing about the Sean Goldman case and wanting to reach out to Congressmen who have a reason to co-sponsor the legislation. He seemed happy that 'activists' like me call him to effect change for something worthwhile.

All in all, I'm thrilled and sincerely hope that my future actions with people go this well. I followed the advice of one of my acquaitances, who used to work for a foreign affairs lobbying firm (representing ranking foreign people, think Benazir Bhutto). She said that I should ask to speak with a 'foreign affairs representative' whenever I called a Congressman's office to discuss HR 3240, and while this is the first time I've used this advice, it worked!! I surmise it also had something to do with dropping Roy Koyama's name to the right person in the office.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: M.Capestro on April 15, 2010, 08:15:36 PM
Well done, UD_Student! Well done, indeed!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on April 17, 2010, 02:21:55 AM
Brian from Rep. Blunt's office just returned my phone call! :biggrin He thanked me for calling him since he had the bill number, but was not yet familiar with it, so he looked it up while on the phone with me, asked me if the bill raised spending significantly (I mentioned just one Ambassador-At-Large, which he felt was fine), spoke about actions he is taking for Roy (speaking to the Embassy for Costa Rica (in DC I surmise) to get them to realize there is a problem and they need to put pressure to get Roy's case resolved, I hope that will bear fruit rather than be rebuffed!), and said he will tell the committee on foreign affairs that Rep. Blunt plans to co-sponsor the legislation, after they check there isn't something he is missing as a reason he shouldn't co-sponsor it. He told me he really doesn't think there is any reason for Rep. Blunt's to not co-sponsor it, but that he needs to be thorough. He thanked me for calling him to make him check into the bill. While we were discussing the bill he completely agreed that unless economic sanctions are placed or threatened (I mentioned Sean coming home shortly after Sen. Lautenberg's hold placed), then things that should happen often do not. Brian said I should expect to see Rep. Blunt's name as a co-sponsor by next Wednesday and that he (Brian) would be happy for me to follow-up with him if the name was not on the Thomas Register. He also said that he would call me if he had any specific questions about the legislation. I've never been called an activist before, but that is what Brian asked if I was. I told him my background in hearing about the Sean Goldman case and wanting to reach out to Congressmen who have a reason to co-sponsor the legislation. He seemed happy that 'activists' like me call him to effect change for something worthwhile.

All in all, I'm thrilled and sincerely hope that my future actions with people go this well. I followed the advice of one of my acquaitances, who used to work for a foreign affairs lobbying firm (representing ranking foreign people, think Benazir Bhutto). She said that I should ask to speak with a 'foreign affairs representative' whenever I called a Congressman's office to discuss HR 3240, and while this is the first time I've used this advice, it worked!! I surmise it also had something to do with dropping Roy Koyama's name to the right person in the office.

That's an awesome story.  I've been pessimistic about being able go convince Congressman other than my own to support HR 3240 but reading all these stories I'm going to start to contact other Congressman too.  I should have kept in mind that Congressman Smith was not David's Congressman either.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on April 21, 2010, 04:24:33 PM
I called Brian from Rep. Blunt's office back as he wasn't yet listed as a co-sponsor and had asked me to follow-up on Wednesday if he wasn't listed yet. He returned my call just now and told me that Thomas has not updated, but he has been in contact with Rep. Smith's office and will be listed shortly. I requested he speak to the other Congressional delegations from Missouri to ask them to also become co-sponsors and he stated that he would. He said he would tell them that if they don't currently have someone who is an LBP that it is likely they will encounter someone within their terms in Congress in that situation. He closed in telling me if there was 'anything else' that would help out LBPs to please bring it to his attention. Also, he stated he would be calling Roy to discuss with him how Rep. Blunt's office can assist him with Emily (assistance with the state department would be one of my thoughts...).
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on April 21, 2010, 05:30:57 PM
He closed in telling me if there was 'anything else' that would help out LBPs to please bring it to his attention. Also, he stated he would be calling Roy to discuss with him how Rep. Blunt's office can assist him with Emily (assistance with the state department would be one of my thoughts...).

State has decades of experience dealing with Congressman asking about missing kids and telling them about how hard their working and how the LBP has "unrealistic expectations that State can just go pick up the child."  Of course the LBP is never asking them to just go pick up the child, but rather do things that are actually within their power to do they just don't.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: M.Capestro on April 22, 2010, 07:28:40 AM
Blunt is now officially co-sponsor #41! Checked THOMAS this morning and there he was!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on April 27, 2010, 12:31:42 AM
Blunt is now officially co-sponsor #41! Checked THOMAS this morning and there he was!


Thanks to everyone for helping me out and all other LBP's... funny thing is I haven't heard back from Blunt's office and I called them the other day with no return call??? If you have info that would be helpful to me please give me a call... 417-380-3180 or email at lttlmtn@gmail.com

Thanks again!

Roy Koyama
LBP of Emily Alina Koyama

This group of people is the best in the world!!!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on April 28, 2010, 09:09:57 PM
Good news...

I spoke to Congressman Blunt's office today and they told me they are going to do everything they can to help me get Emily home safe to the place where she belongs.  Thanks for all the help! Big thanks to UD_Student!!!


Roy Koyama
LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 04, 2010, 10:53:14 PM
it's been a while since I post anything on the BSH I always read all the post and cases but I really don't write much.My Hague Hearing is coming up in Costa Rica may 14 Hopefully i get good news,but as we all know Costa Rica is becoming a refuge for parental kidnapping, my Daughter has been Abducted since 14 Nov 2009,I receive news that if I go to Costa Rica I will be put in jail because my ex wife has put a child support order of $2000 a month and also started accusing of Domestic violence witch it was expected that she would used that strategy. I have gain full custody in the courts here in WA of my daughter but now I'm been treated as if I committed a crime in Costa Rica just by someone lying without any evidence .
I will try to stay calm and just let Justice take it's course and pretty soon my Daughter Abigail and Roy's Daughter Emily will come home soon.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on May 05, 2010, 11:45:11 AM
my ex wife has put a child support order of $2000 a month and also started accusing of Domestic violence witch it was expected that she would used that strategy.

Is that $2000 US dollars/month???

Staying calm cannot be easy to do, but it definitely is important to take care of yourself :)

Are you going there for the hearing? From what you said it sounds like you'd be put in jail. Their legal system definitely needs work as while going through a Hague case there shouldn't be any child support cases started as that is a custody matter and the custody matters aren't supposed to begin until the country of habitation prior to the abduction has been resolved.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 05, 2010, 12:49:17 PM
my ex wife has put a child support order of $2000 a month and also started accusing of Domestic violence witch it was expected that she would used that strategy.

Is that $2000 US dollars/month???

Staying calm cannot be easy to do, but it definitely is important to take care of yourself :)

Are you going there for the hearing? From what you said it sounds like you'd be put in jail. Their legal system definitely needs work as while going through a Hague case there shouldn't be any child support cases started as that is a custody matter and the custody matters aren't supposed to begin until the country of habitation prior to the abduction has been resolved.

That's correct $2000 dollars a months plus I'll be require to leave 13 months of it in order to leave the Country,I had to cancel my plane ticket for the Hearing on the 14th may and all wanted to do was to see my Daughter for little bit since is been 6 months since I last been with her.
I contact the US Embassy in Costa Rica and they know that this country is been non compliance with the Hague treaty.  I have been in contact with my Congressman as well, I been asking for help and also to co sponsor HR 3240
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 05, 2010, 01:01:16 PM
my ex wife has put a child support order of $2000 a month and also started accusing of Domestic violence witch it was expected that she would used that strategy.

Is that $2000 US dollars/month???

Staying calm cannot be easy to do, but it definitely is important to take care of yourself :)

Are you going there for the hearing? From what you said it sounds like you'd be put in jail. Their legal system definitely needs work as while going through a Hague case there shouldn't be any child support cases started as that is a custody matter and the custody matters aren't supposed to begin until the country of habitation prior to the abduction has been resolved.

That's correct $2000 dollars a months plus I'll be require to leave 13 months of it in order to leave the Country,I had to cancel my plane ticket for the Hearing on the 14th may and all wanted to do was to see my Daughter for little bit since is been 6 months since I last been with her.
I contact the US Embassy in Costa Rica and they know that this country is been non compliance with the Hague treaty.  I have been in contact with my Congressman as well, I been asking for help and also to co sponsor HR 3240
I got full Custody of my Daughter with visitation for the Mother as she was order to immediately return my Daughter to the jurisdiction of this court long before she put child support in Costa Rica and claim all kinds of allegations and making up emails that she said I send  calling her all kinds of names.I got recording of all conversations and they all said sorry and that I'm a good father and I give them everything . I also got Divorce and have serve her twice the paper in Costa Rica of the custody order .
 
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on May 05, 2010, 01:52:43 PM
I have been in contact with my Congressman as well, I been asking for help and also to co sponsor HR 3240

I don't recall who your rep is. Can you please remind me? Thanks!

The child support is absurdly high (perhaps I am mistaken and you are a multi-millionaire and that would be more in line with a set percentage of your income/assets), but I can't fathom what child in a third world country requires that much financial assistance to thrive.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 05, 2010, 03:19:30 PM
I have been in contact with my Congressman as well, I been asking for help and also to co sponsor HR 3240

I don't recall who your rep is. Can you please remind me? Thanks!

The child support is absurdly high (perhaps I am mistaken and you are a multi-millionaire and that would be more in line with a set percentage of your income/assets), but I can't fathom what child in a third world country requires that much financial assistance to thrive.

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) I have been his office and sign some papers for them to assist me on this matter. I'm not a millionaire my exwife is just trying to get money out of me  used my daughter to collect money so she can live of me and I don't make much money but I been sending  some money  even if I can't see my daughter because I don't know what my baby is going threw.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 05, 2010, 03:29:41 PM
my ex wife has put a child support order of $2000 a month and also started accusing of Domestic violence witch it was expected that she would used that strategy.

Is that $2000 US dollars/month???

Staying calm cannot be easy to do, but it definitely is important to take care of yourself :)

Are you going there for the hearing? From what you said it sounds like you'd be put in jail. Their legal system definitely needs work as while going through a Hague case there shouldn't be any child support cases started as that is a custody matter and the custody matters aren't supposed to begin until the country of habitation prior to the abduction has been resolved.

That's correct $2000 dollars a months plus I'll be require to leave 13 months of it in order to leave the Country,I had to cancel my plane ticket for the Hearing on the 14th may and all wanted to do was to see my Daughter for little bit since is been 6 months since I last been with her.
I contact the US Embassy in Costa Rica and they know that this country is been non compliance with the Hague treaty.  I have been in contact with my Congressman as well, I been asking for help and also to co sponsor HR 3240

I don't recommend you skip the hearing out of fear of being arrested.  Too many of us have made similar mistakes and have lived to regret it.  It's in your best interest to attend the hearing in person.  The judge will be less likely to decide in your favor if you don't show up in court and the best chance to win a Hague Case is by showing up for the first hearing, asking for an immediate decision and getting out of the country ASAP with your child.  The Costa Rican child support and custody decisions are illegal and should get thrown out.  If you have a lawyer in CR and he's telling you not to come don't listen to him.  They always say that because they are either ignorant or they know if you're not there you can't win quickly (how can they give your daughter back if you're not even there!?) and they guarantee themselves a steady stream of income as the Hague case drags on for many months or years.  If you were actually arrested and put in jail for child support while trying to attend a Hague hearing the State Dept. and US Embassy would need to get you out and it would very probably help your case.  Best of luck on the 14th.. it's also my son's birthday.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 05, 2010, 03:54:01 PM
my ex wife has put a child support order of $2000 a month and also started accusing of Domestic violence witch it was expected that she would used that strategy.

Is that $2000 US dollars/month???

Staying calm cannot be easy to do, but it definitely is important to take care of yourself :)

Are you going there for the hearing? From what you said it sounds like you'd be put in jail. Their legal system definitely needs work as while going through a Hague case there shouldn't be any child support cases started as that is a custody matter and the custody matters aren't supposed to begin until the country of habitation prior to the abduction has been resolved.

That's correct $2000 dollars a months plus I'll be require to leave 13 months of it in order to leave the Country,I had to cancel my plane ticket for the Hearing on the 14th may and all wanted to do was to see my Daughter for little bit since is been 6 months since I last been with her.
I contact the US Embassy in Costa Rica and they know that this country is been non compliance with the Hague treaty.  I have been in contact with my Congressman as well, I been asking for help and also to co sponsor HR 3240

I don't recommend you skip the hearing out of fear of being arrested.  Too many of us have made similar mistakes and have lived to regret it.  It's in your best interest to attend the hearing in person.  The judge will be less likely to decide in your favor if you don't show up in court and the best chance to win a Hague Case is by showing up for the first hearing, asking for an immediate decision and getting out of the country ASAP with your child.  The Costa Rican child support and custody decisions are illegal and should get thrown out.  If you have a lawyer in CR and he's telling you not to come don't listen to him.  They always say that because they are either ignorant or they know if you're not there you can't win quickly (how can they give your daughter back if you're not even there!?) and they guarantee themselves a steady stream of income as the Hague case drags on for many months or years.  If you were actually arrested and put in jail for child support while trying to attend a Hague hearing the State Dept. and US Embassy would need to get you out and it would very probably help your case.  Best of luck on the 14th.. it's also my son's birthday.
Hi Carlos, I do have a lawyer she's is going to represent me in my hearing and also to deal with all the other issues that my ex is accusing now, the problem is that I would be arrested at the airport as soon as I land ,I already talk to the US embassy and they told me the same and that I need to get out to the media because Costa Rica is been non compliance,I want to wait until the hearing because don't want to hurt my case,I have a plane ticket ready for the decision,on the 14th and my lawyer is going to ask for visitation and to bring what ever child support down to a more reasonable amount as a back up plan while we deal with the Hague.
I have be ready for anything,  I married in Costa Rica in 2006 when I was heading on my second Deployment to Iraq and I was born in Costa Rica but not lived there in 20 years  so it's a little complicated because now there saying I have to go by the Costa rican laws even if I'm a US citizen as well as my Daughter so I have to still fight the Hague case and also since there trying to make me go by the costa rican laws well I could get visitation where I can spend time with my daughter while the Appeals go on in the Hague case because it could last a while as we know. Happy birthday to your Son ...
                                                                              nice hearing from you again
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 05, 2010, 04:04:07 PM
my ex wife has put a child support order of $2000 a month and also started accusing of Domestic violence witch it was expected that she would used that strategy.

Is that $2000 US dollars/month???

Staying calm cannot be easy to do, but it definitely is important to take care of yourself :)

Are you going there for the hearing? From what you said it sounds like you'd be put in jail. Their legal system definitely needs work as while going through a Hague case there shouldn't be any child support cases started as that is a custody matter and the custody matters aren't supposed to begin until the country of habitation prior to the abduction has been resolved.

That's correct $2000 dollars a months plus I'll be require to leave 13 months of it in order to leave the Country,I had to cancel my plane ticket for the Hearing on the 14th may and all wanted to do was to see my Daughter for little bit since is been 6 months since I last been with her.
I contact the US Embassy in Costa Rica and they know that this country is been non compliance with the Hague treaty.  I have been in contact with my Congressman as well, I been asking for help and also to co sponsor HR 3240

I don't recommend you skip the hearing out of fear of being arrested.  Too many of us have made similar mistakes and have lived to regret it.  It's in your best interest to attend the hearing in person.  The judge will be less likely to decide in your favor if you don't show up in court and the best chance to win a Hague Case is by showing up for the first hearing, asking for an immediate decision and getting out of the country ASAP with your child.  The Costa Rican child support and custody decisions are illegal and should get thrown out.  If you have a lawyer in CR and he's telling you not to come don't listen to him.  They always say that because they are either ignorant or they know if you're not there you can't win quickly (how can they give your daughter back if you're not even there!?) and they guarantee themselves a steady stream of income as the Hague case drags on for many months or years.  If you were actually arrested and put in jail for child support while trying to attend a Hague hearing the State Dept. and US Embassy would need to get you out and it would very probably help your case.  Best of luck on the 14th.. it's also my son's birthday.
Hi Carlos, I do have a lawyer she's is going to represent me in my hearing and also to deal with all the other issues that my ex is accusing now, the problem is that I would be arrested at the airport as soon as I land ,I already talk to the US embassy and they told me the same and that I need to get out to the media because Costa Rica is been non compliance,I want to wait until the hearing because don't want to hurt my case,I have a plane ticket ready for the decision,on the 14th and my lawyer is going to ask for visitation and to bring what ever child support down to a more reasonable amount as a back up plan while we deal with the Hague.
I have be ready for anything,  I married in Costa Rica in 2006 when I was heading on my second Deployment to Iraq and I was born in Costa Rica but not lived there in 20 years  so it's a little complicated because now there saying I have to go by the Costa rican laws even if I'm a US citizen as well as my Daughter so I have to still fight the Hague case and also since there trying to make me go by the costa rican laws well I could get visitation where I can spend time with my daughter while the Appeals go on in the Hague case because it could last a while as we know. Happy birthday to your Son ...
                                                                              nice hearing from you again
I do feel like flying down there for the hearing even if I get put in jail just to prove a point, if I could get the support from the State Department and US embassy to bail me out, I would be there Asap to get with my lawyer in person and prepare for the hearing.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 05, 2010, 04:13:05 PM
I'm concerned that your lawyer doesn't know the Hague Convention very well.  Has she ever handled a Hague case before?  The fact that you were born and married in Costa Rica DOES NOT MATTER.  The Hague Convention IS a Costa Rican law.  They signed it.  For purposes of the Hague Convention citizenship and nationality are not important.  Only the place of "habitual residence" or "home country."  Under the Convention only one court can hear the custody case, the court that is in the "home country."    It wouldn't matter if you were not a legal US Resident or even if your daughter were not a US citizen.  For the Hague Convention, the "home country" is the place the child actually lived prior to the abduction or illegal retention.  Child support should not be reduced it should be eliminated and the fraudulent custody order revoked.  Costa Rica cannot make custody determinations of any kind until the Hague case has been heard.  The core of the Hague case is determining which country has the right to decide custody issues.  How can Costa Rica decide custody related issues before they have decided if they have the right to do so?  

Article 16 of the Hague Convention

After receiving notice of a wrongful removal or retention of a child in the sense of Article 3, the judicial or administrative authorities of the Contracting State to which the child has been removed or in which it has been retained shall not decide on the merits of rights of custody until it has been determined that the child is not to be returned under this Convention or unless an application under this Convention is not lodged within a reasonable time following receipt of the notice.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 05, 2010, 04:14:47 PM
I do feel like flying down there for the hearing even if I get put in jail just to prove a point, if I could get the support from the State Department and US embassy to bail me out, I would be there Asap to get with my lawyer in person and prepare for the hearing.

Alli te va!  If they put you in jail it will be an international news story overnight and we'll fight like hell to get you out fast.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 05, 2010, 04:32:18 PM
I do feel like flying down there for the hearing even if I get put in jail just to prove a point, if I could get the support from the State Department and US embassy to bail me out, I would be there Asap to get with my lawyer in person and prepare for the hearing.

Alli te va!  If they put you in jail it will be an international news story overnight and we'll fight like hell to get you out fast.
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It sounds good I'm ready, but I need the State Department and the US embassy to help me once I'm down there or else I'll be in jail until I can pay what she's asking witch is $2000 X13 months.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Dan_Plainview on May 05, 2010, 06:20:56 PM
my ex wife has put a child support order of $2000 a month and also started accusing of Domestic violence witch it was expected that she would used that strategy.

Is that $2000 US dollars/month???

Staying calm cannot be easy to do, but it definitely is important to take care of yourself :)

Are you going there for the hearing? From what you said it sounds like you'd be put in jail. Their legal system definitely needs work as while going through a Hague case there shouldn't be any child support cases started as that is a custody matter and the custody matters aren't supposed to begin until the country of habitation prior to the abduction has been resolved.

That's correct $2000 dollars a months plus I'll be require to leave 13 months of it in order to leave the Country,I had to cancel my plane ticket for the Hearing on the 14th may and all wanted to do was to see my Daughter for little bit since is been 6 months since I last been with her.
I contact the US Embassy in Costa Rica and they know that this country is been non compliance with the Hague treaty.  I have been in contact with my Congressman as well, I been asking for help and also to co sponsor HR 3240

I don't recommend you skip the hearing out of fear of being arrested.  Too many of us have made similar mistakes and have lived to regret it.  It's in your best interest to attend the hearing in person.  The judge will be less likely to decide in your favor if you don't show up in court and the best chance to win a Hague Case is by showing up for the first hearing, asking for an immediate decision and getting out of the country ASAP with your child.  The Costa Rican child support and custody decisions are illegal and should get thrown out.  If you have a lawyer in CR and he's telling you not to come don't listen to him.  They always say that because they are either ignorant or they know if you're not there you can't win quickly (how can they give your daughter back if you're not even there!?) and they guarantee themselves a steady stream of income as the Hague case drags on for many months or years.  If you were actually arrested and put in jail for child support while trying to attend a Hague hearing the State Dept. and US Embassy would need to get you out and it would very probably help your case.  Best of luck on the 14th.. it's also my son's birthday.

Carlos is right on all accounts. You need to talk to your Lawyer in Costa Rica and have her petition the Federal Judge to stay all decision/ orders from the Family Courts there regarding Custody/ Child Support, etc.. Costa Rican Family Courts do not have jurisdiction over custody matters (at least not now and not until the end of the Hague proceeding); the Federal Court has jurisdiction for the Hague case. You should be free to participate in the hearing w/o fear of being incarcerated. There must be something your Lawyer can do for you ... I think appearing in person for the hearing sends a strong message to the Judge.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 05, 2010, 09:43:19 PM
my ex wife has put a child support order of $2000 a month and also started accusing of Domestic violence witch it was expected that she would used that strategy.

Is that $2000 US dollars/month???

Staying calm cannot be easy to do, but it definitely is important to take care of yourself :)

Are you going there for the hearing? From what you said it sounds like you'd be put in jail. Their legal system definitely needs work as while going through a Hague case there shouldn't be any child support cases started as that is a custody matter and the custody matters aren't supposed to begin until the country of habitation prior to the abduction has been resolved.

That's correct $2000 dollars a months plus I'll be require to leave 13 months of it in order to leave the Country,I had to cancel my plane ticket for the Hearing on the 14th may and all wanted to do was to see my Daughter for little bit since is been 6 months since I last been with her.
I contact the US Embassy in Costa Rica and they know that this country is been non compliance with the Hague treaty.  I have been in contact with my Congressman as well, I been asking for help and also to co sponsor HR 3240

I don't recommend you skip the hearing out of fear of being arrested.  Too many of us have made similar mistakes and have lived to regret it.  It's in your best interest to attend the hearing in person.  The judge will be less likely to decide in your favor if you don't show up in court and the best chance to win a Hague Case is by showing up for the first hearing, asking for an immediate decision and getting out of the country ASAP with your child.  The Costa Rican child support and custody decisions are illegal and should get thrown out.  If you have a lawyer in CR and he's telling you not to come don't listen to him.  They always say that because they are either ignorant or they know if you're not there you can't win quickly (how can they give your daughter back if you're not even there!?) and they guarantee themselves a steady stream of income as the Hague case drags on for many months or years.  If you were actually arrested and put in jail for child support while trying to attend a Hague hearing the State Dept. and US Embassy would need to get you out and it would very probably help your case.  Best of luck on the 14th.. it's also my son's birthday.

Carlos is right on all accounts. You need to talk to your Lawyer in Costa Rica and have her petition the Federal Judge to stay all decision/ orders from the Family Courts there regarding Custody/ Child Support, etc.. Costa Rican Family Courts do not have jurisdiction over custody matters (at least not now and not until the end of the Hague proceeding); the Federal Court has jurisdiction for the Hague case. You should be free to participate in the hearing w/o fear of being incarcerated. There must be something your Lawyer can do for you ... I think appearing in person for the hearing sends a strong message to the Judge.

Some good topics here and let me interject... the Costa Rican Authorities have NO IDEA what they are doing and that is why they continually break International Laws on a daily basis.  OIF Vet if I were you I would get the Dept. of Justice to get ready for you to travel and if needed to bail you out, which I don't think will happen.  Contact Belasario to see the quality of attorney you have working for you.  The thing about this happening fast is not going to happen (just being real)... Costa Rica isn't doing what they need to do and will drag their feet trying to figure out what the Hague Treaty even means to them.  They are extremely uneducated about the entire process and since they are lawyers and judges they won't admit they don't understand what they are reading. 

I have basically told the judge out there that she is going to be responsible for the Country of Costa Rica financially sanctioned for delaying the Hague process, and Article 11 of the International Child Abduction Law within the Hague states that the courts must give an answer within 6 weeks of commencement of the trial... my trial was over in early February and it's now May.  They're overdue and now I'm going for the throat!  The Congressman Blunt office told me they are in contact with Congressman Smith getting good information to duplicate Goldman's success.  I am hopeful things will turn out in our favor.  I plan on having Emily home for her 2nd Bday on July 5.

Good luck and God Speed to all of you!

Roy Koyama
LBP of Emily Alina Koyama

 deadhorse
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 05, 2010, 10:40:44 PM
It sounds good I'm ready, but I need the State Department and the US embassy to help me once I'm down there or else I'll be in jail until I can pay what she's asking witch is $2000 X13 months.

I would contact the State Dept and the US Embassy and tell them you want to have them attend the hearing with you.  If they tell you they can't attend the hearing of an American veteran whose daughter was kidnapped let us know and we can start writing letters to Congressman and Senators telling them that the US Government is not doing its part to help American parents and veterans.  They can and do attend when they want to (which is not very often) but we should push them to be there this time with the threat of incarceration hanging over your head.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 07, 2010, 01:28:26 AM
It sounds good I'm ready, but I need the State Department and the US embassy to help me once I'm down there or else I'll be in jail until I can pay what she's asking witch is $2000 X13 months.

I would contact the State Dept and the US Embassy and tell them you want to have them attend the hearing with you.  If they tell you they can't attend the hearing of an American veteran whose daughter was kidnapped let us know and we can start writing letters to Congressman and Senators telling them that the US Government is not doing its part to help American parents and veterans.  They can and do attend when they want to (which is not very often) but we should push them to be there this time with the threat of incarceration hanging over your head.
OIF vet... you can see your support is large and your daughter needs you to fight the good fight without fear... remember God will only give you what you can handle my friend.  Let me know what I can do for you. I could call my Congressman to see if he'll speak to yours as he has been in contact with Congressman Smith in NJ to understand out fight better. His office has become very interested in the International Law and how it needs to be enforced by our leaders.  You have risked your life for us and we all owe you, so let us help in any way possible. God bless you my friend.  Sorry I haven't called, but I still fight the fact that talking about my daughter has major effects on my emotions.  It's still very hard to date and I hope your pain lessens as time passes... it has for me, but I do my best to keep it on the back burner so I can still deal with life.  Depression got a hold of me and didn't let go for quite some time (it is still lingering, minimal, but it's still there waiting).  I just try to remind myself if Emily could speak to me, she would tell me to NEVER give up, NO MATTER WHAT DADDY...
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 07, 2010, 12:16:37 PM
I spoke with my lawyer in Costa Rica She's going to present all documents of my custody orders to the Department of child support in Costa Rica  once she get's my power of attorney tonight, My lawyer in Costa Rica is appointed by the Court for my Hague Hearing so I don't have to pay for service but I also hire her to represent me and fight the charges my ex wife is claiming ,I'll find out more info on Monday I'm ready to fly anytime so that is going to be a decision I make next week .

I already contact different lawyers in Costa Rica and there telling that there's a couple of cases that I'm going to fight one is the Hague Hearing the other is the Child Support and domestic violence allegations. so before I fly ,I got to make sure that they have my paper work in place like all my custody orders,all the evidence about the Abduction, my police record and Psychological exam they ask me to do.It should all be in Costa Rica tonight,  so at least they know something since I just found out all these .

If I fly down there i will let you Know ,right now I have to at least get my evidence in to the court  so it can speed up the process. I was been told that since I was born in Costa Rica I have to abide by there law's but I could also get visitation with my daughter where she could spend time with me unsupervised while the Hague Hearing is going on.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 07, 2010, 05:58:05 PM
Actually, I was reading some of the Codigo Penal (Penal Code) of CR and they do consider certain acts committed in foreign countries to be crimes in CR.  Based on what I read domestic violence probably is one of those acts, if it was committed against a Costa Rican citizen.  I still think you should go and get US officials to attend the hearing with you.  Take all your evidence and talk to the judge face to face.  If you go do be careful while you're there.  I would avoid being alone near your ex or her family.  Make sure there are always other independent witnesses nearby that can say what really happened in case they try to say you became violent and abusive or that you tried to abduct your daughter.  Is there any possibility we could get AMCostaRica to also attend the hearing and cover your case?  They have covered a number of other abduction cases and seem interested in the topic.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 07, 2010, 07:39:46 PM
Actually, I was reading some of the Codigo Penal (Penal Code) of CR and they do consider certain acts committed in foreign countries to be crimes in CR.  Based on what I read domestic violence probably is one of those acts, if it was committed against a Costa Rican citizen.  I still think you should go and get US officials to attend the hearing with you.  Take all your evidence and talk to the judge face to face.  If you go do be careful while you're there.  I would avoid being alone near your ex or her family.  Make sure there are always other independent witnesses nearby that can say what really happened in case they try to say you became violent and abusive or that you tried to abduct your daughter.  Is there any possibility we could get AMCostaRica to also attend the hearing and cover your case?  They have covered a number of other abduction cases and seem interested in the topic.

Hi Carlos ,I just email my lawyer in Costa Rica she Suggest that I get an auto pension of $150 a month because it would show that i have been responsible for my Daughter and my ex be require to show receipts of every $ I send plus what i have already send while my daughter is in Costa Rica.
I have recorded all conversation with my ex and her family and they know about it ,only shows them telling me to sent money or else I wont see my daughter,how they where going to used the same tactic as the other cases , how I'm a good father and the harm she's doing to me and my daughter , oh and the letter between exwife and her lover that she meet online ,phone records of when she was talking to her lover while on a family vacation with me and my Daughter days before the Abduction, how they plan the abduction.I think i talk to you a while back about this.
I will try to get in touch with Am costa rica once I get more info on what's going on there.


     
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 08, 2010, 12:07:33 AM
Let me know when you need to contact AM Costa Rica... I know the Editor

Anything I can do to help, let me know.

Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 08, 2010, 08:21:23 PM
Hi Carlos ,I just email my lawyer in Costa Rica she Suggest that I get an auto pension of $150 a month because it would show that i have been responsible for my Daughter and my ex be require to show receipts of every $ I send plus what i have already send while my daughter is in Costa Rica.
I have recorded all conversation with my ex and her family and they know about it ,only shows them telling me to sent money or else I wont see my daughter,how they where going to used the same tactic as the other cases , how I'm a good father and the harm she's doing to me and my daughter , oh and the letter between exwife and her lover that she meet online ,phone records of when she was talking to her lover while on a family vacation with me and my Daughter days before the Abduction, how they plan the abduction.I think i talk to you a while back about this.
I will try to get in touch with Am costa rica once I get more info on what's going on there.
     

Yes, I remember that you have a lot of evidence.  It may not be all be formally admissible in court, but you could show it to AM Costa Rica and to the judge "unofficially."  I'm not sure what "auto pension" is, but it couldn't hurt to create a special account that you deposit money into for your daughter every week or month to show that you are paying child support.  Just make sure that your ex can't get the money out of the account until she returns with your daughter or the Hague case has finished.  Otherwise she will just use the money you send to pay lawyers to fight you.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 10, 2010, 07:31:11 PM
Well... Congressman Blunt's office contacted me today and let me know the Congressman has written a letter to the Costa Rican Ambassador to let him know that we (the US Gov't) are ready to do whatever it takes to get the attention of Costa Rica and the courts to make the right decision and send Emily home ASAP or face possible financial sanctions.  They told me the letter was really nice, simply trying to explain the process and being gentle about the possibility of sanctions, and not to offend but to educate them on the process.  Fingers crossed... I just wish at this point I could get the Dateline Coverage Mike Goldman did, any advise out there how I can make it happen?

Thanks for all the support and prayers!

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 10, 2010, 08:50:59 PM
That sounds like a great letter.  I wish more Congressman would do that and hope that it helps.  I think I'm going to ask my Congressman to consider writing a letter like that actually..
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 12, 2010, 01:45:22 AM
Here is the email I just got at 11:30pm Tuesday night from my Costa Rican Attorney... It looks like EMILY IS COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!

1.-

POR TANTO
De conformidad con lo expuesto se declara con lugar la solicitud de restitucion de la niña EMILY ALINA KOYAMA, solicitada por el señor ROY L. KOYAMA.  Se ordena el regreso de la persona menor de edad EMILY ALINA KOYAMA, a partir de la firmeza de esta resoluciòn. Los gastos de traslado de Estados Unidos de la niña correràn a cargo de la señora TRINA S. ATWELL.  La niña podrà ser acompañada por su madre, y en caso de no poder hacerlo, un funcionario de la Autoridad Central de los Estados Unidos deberà acompañar a la niña, quien no podrà permanecer con su padre, hasta tanto se defina la custodia de la niña, debiendo el juez competente en los Estados Unidos ordenar con quien va a permanecer la niña durante la tramitaciòn del proceso de custodia, asì como el règimen de visitas que existirà en este lapso de tiempo.  De conformidad con el artìculo 26 del Convenio sobre los Aspectos Civiles de la Sustracciòn Internacional de Menores se dicta esta resoluciòn sin especial condenatoria en costas...NOTIFIQUESE:  Yerma Campos C. Jueza.
 
 
2.-  esto es solo el primer gran paso... ahora posiblemente ellos van a apelar y deberà ser el Tribunal Superior de Familia quien decide en ùltima instancia...  pero avanzamos muy bien..
 
Saludos y suerte.
 
Belisario
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: M.Capestro on May 12, 2010, 07:16:20 AM
Roy, that's really great news! Congratulations!
How long do they have to file an appeal?
If no appeal, what are the next steps?


Google Translation:

THEREFORE
In accordance with the above is declared with the application for refund instead of girls EMILY ALINA Koyama, requested by Mr. Roy L. Koyama. Ordering the return of the minor EMILY ALINA Koyama, from the firmness of this resolution. The travel expenses of U.S. child borne by Mrs. S. TRINA Atwell. The child may be accompanied by his mother, and if unable to do so, an official of the Central Authority of the United States must accompany the child, who can not stay with his father, until we define the custody of the child , the judge shall have jurisdiction in ordering United States with whom the child will stay during the pendency of the process of custody and visitation that will exist in this period. In accordance with Article 26 of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction that decision is issued without a special award of costs ... Notice is: Yerma C. Campos Judge.
 
 
February .- this is just the first big step ... now they will probably be appealed and the High Court Family who ultimately decides ... but we moved very well ..
 
Greetings and luck.
 
Belisario
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 12, 2010, 01:52:23 PM
This is fantastic news!  In the part you posted there are no details as to when the handover should happen, which is unfortunate.  It sounds like she can still appeal but that the next appeal is the "final instance" and she won't be able to appeal again after that.  Hopefully you don't have to wait out the appeal process to get the order enforced. 
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: JamesJosephs on May 12, 2010, 02:47:40 PM
Here is the email I just got at 11:30pm Tuesday night from my Costa Rican Attorney... It looks like EMILY IS COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!

1.-

POR TANTO
De conformidad con lo expuesto se declara con lugar la solicitud de restitucion de la niña EMILY ALINA KOYAMA, solicitada por el señor ROY L. KOYAMA.  Se ordena el regreso de la persona menor de edad EMILY ALINA KOYAMA, a partir de la firmeza de esta resoluciòn. Los gastos de traslado de Estados Unidos de la niña correràn a cargo de la señora TRINA S. ATWELL.  La niña podrà ser acompañada por su madre, y en caso de no poder hacerlo, un funcionario de la Autoridad Central de los Estados Unidos deberà acompañar a la niña, quien no podrà permanecer con su padre, hasta tanto se defina la custodia de la niña, debiendo el juez competente en los Estados Unidos ordenar con quien va a permanecer la niña durante la tramitaciòn del proceso de custodia, asì como el règimen de visitas que existirà en este lapso de tiempo.  De conformidad con el artìculo 26 del Convenio sobre los Aspectos Civiles de la Sustracciòn Internacional de Menores se dicta esta resoluciòn sin especial condenatoria en costas...NOTIFIQUESE:  Yerma Campos C. Jueza.
 
 
2.-  esto es solo el primer gran paso... ahora posiblemente ellos van a apelar y deberà ser el Tribunal Superior de Familia quien decide en ùltima instancia...  pero avanzamos muy bien..
 
Saludos y suerte.
 
Belisario


Congratulations, and keep us updated.  My fingers are crossed that this doesn't wind up in an appellate black hole and you will have your daughter back sometime soon!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: phillyone on May 12, 2010, 06:31:55 PM
Here is the email I just got at 11:30pm Tuesday night from my Costa Rican Attorney... It looks like EMILY IS COMING HOME!

 :yeahthat :yeahthat I'm so happy for you! Let us know when you officially have her back home.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: greg4sean on May 12, 2010, 08:08:00 PM
Great news! I will keep praying for you.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: ANALE on May 12, 2010, 11:22:38 PM
Lots of good luck.  Hope everything works out without any glitches.  Will say a prayer for you.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 13, 2010, 01:54:47 PM
Hoping everything goes well for OIF_Vet today too.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 13, 2010, 05:55:40 PM
Ok I found out today that she only gets three days to appeal the decision from the judge.  As for the custody, it crack me up how Costa Rica thinks they can dictate how we handle our business by saying I can't have Emily until custody is resolved... well, I have a full custody order in place that gives me full parental rights to Emily and Trina gets none.  She will only get court supervised visits since she would most likely be in prison for a little while.  She needs to remember that the prosecuting attorney here gave her a chance to come back last year and charges would be dropped... well, she didn't even respond to the the prosecuting attorney which sealed the deal on her charges to stick for sure.  I never want my daughter to not have her mother in her life, but It'll be a cold day in Hades if she gets to have her alone for a long time.

I am excited because I know what is happening is God's will and not mine...  I gave this fight to him a long time ago, or I would be crazy right now.

Best wishes to all,


Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lovellboys on May 13, 2010, 06:18:21 PM
Ok I found out today that she only gets three days to appeal the decision from the judge.  As for the custody, it crack me up how Costa Rica thinks they can dictate how we handle our business by saying I can't have Emily until custody is resolved... well, I have a full custody order in place that gives me full parental rights to Emily and Trina gets none.  She will only get court supervised visits since she would most likely be in prison for a little while.  She needs to remember that the prosecuting attorney here gave her a chance to come back last year and charges would be dropped... well, she didn't even respond to the the prosecuting attorney which sealed the deal on her charges to stick for sure.  I never want my daughter to not have her mother in her life, but It'll be a cold day in Hades if she gets to have her alone for a long time.

I am excited because I know what is happening is God's will and not mine...  I gave this fight to him a long time ago, or I would be crazy right now.

Best wishes to all,


Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama

I am excited AND nervous for you....please keep us posted and good luck!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on May 14, 2010, 07:41:59 AM
Ok I found out today that she only gets three days to appeal the decision from the judge.

I take that means she has until Monday evening to appeal?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 14, 2010, 01:44:12 PM
Ok I found out today that she only gets three days to appeal the decision from the judge.

I take that means she has until Monday evening to appeal?
Actually today should be the last day since the judge ruled on Tuesday... but who knows what is really going on??? I will be on the news again tonight as far as I have been told by the anchor man from the local station.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on May 15, 2010, 11:08:47 AM
I will be on the news again tonight as far as I have been told by the anchor man from the local station.

How did it go?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 16, 2010, 12:31:03 PM
Here's the clip:

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/93868454.html (http://www.kspr.com/news/local/93868454.html)

Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 16, 2010, 12:51:43 PM
The news piece looked good.  I had forgotten that your daughter's mother, just like in the Tomayko case, is not even a citizen of Costa Rica and took your daughter to a country that is foreign even to herself.  What legal right does she even have to be in that country?  Can't they just yank her visa or deport/extradite her?  Does she even speak Spanish?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on May 16, 2010, 01:20:07 PM
The news piece looked good.  I had forgotten that your daughter's mother, just like in the Tomayko case, is not even a citizen of Costa Rica and took your daughter to a country that is foreign even to herself.  What legal right does she even have to be in that country?  Can't they just yank her visa or deport/extradite her?  Does she even speak Spanish?

Tomakyo got asylum, as I recall. I do know a case where the mother was also not Costa Rican - Mary McBeth, and they did deport her and return her son to his father. Maybe it has to do with the fact he filed the Hague application?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 17, 2010, 06:49:10 PM
well I just got back from Costa Rica last night,I surprise everybody when I walk in the Judges office, there was a representative from PANY present witch he didn't know that this was a Hague convention hearing for my daughters return until the middle of the hearing :confused:. the way it looks there trying to make this into a Costa Rica custody battle.
Good thing I purchase a book about the Hague convention for my lawyer right outside the court room now she is understanding more about the situation and the steps to take for Wednesday when they issue an order.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 17, 2010, 06:58:14 PM
I was Able to see my daughter in this little police shack for about 5 minutes with everyone looking ,but I did not pay attention! all I care was about my daughter and to hold her for the first time in Half a year.
Now I just hope I will be able to travel again to see her.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on May 17, 2010, 07:04:24 PM
Here's the clip:

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/93868454.html (http://www.kspr.com/news/local/93868454.html)



Just so everyone knows, "wearenotmissing" in the comments is a parental kidnapper and buddies with our good friend Emmanuel Lazaridis.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 17, 2010, 07:44:35 PM
I was Able to see my daughter in this little police shack for about 5 minutes with everyone looking ,but I did not pay attention! all I care was about my daughter and to hold her for the first time in Half a year.
Now I just hope I will be able to travel again to see her.

I'm so glad you were able to be see your daughter, even if it was only for a few minutes with everyone watching.  Are they going to issue a decision on Wednesday?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: OIF vet on May 17, 2010, 08:04:47 PM
I was Able to see my daughter in this little police shack for about 5 minutes with everyone looking ,but I did not pay attention! all I care was about my daughter and to hold her for the first time in Half a year.
Now I just hope I will be able to travel again to see her.

I'm so glad you were able to be see your daughter, even if it was only for a few minutes with everyone watching.  Are they going to issue a decision on Wednesday?
They are going to present the arguments on Wednesday not sure if they would rule anything I think they will, I'm ready to fly again just in case.
My ex and her family testified at the hearing and they all say a bunch of lies with no evidence also they where all ask if they knew if there was a return plane ticket for my daughter and they say no that I give her consent to take my daughter to live there.good thing the PANY has the return plane ticket and I also have them recorded stating that my daughter and my ex where not returning on 5 Jan 2010 and I be seating there waiting for nothing.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: outlander on May 18, 2010, 03:13:35 AM
Here's the clip:

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/93868454.html (http://www.kspr.com/news/local/93868454.html)



Just so everyone knows, "wearenotmissing" in the comments is a parental kidnapper and buddies with our good friend Emmanuel Lazaridis.

Just so everyone knows, wearenotmissing had permission from her ex husband and the American Court in Clark county arkansas to move to the UK with the children. Her ex husband went to court without her knowledge and got a Default custody order claiming that he didn't know where the kids were and that she was on the run even though they have lived in the same house for almost 9 years now. She has been fighting this ever since.  Read her website www.wearenotmissing.com (http://www.wearenotmissing.com) all the legal documents are there.  After you read the website, it's obvious someone's lying and it doesn't appear to be her.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: LukieD on May 18, 2010, 10:40:11 AM
Just so everyone knows, wearenotmissing had permission from her ex husband and the American Court in Clark county arkansas to move to the UK with the children. Her ex husband went to court without her knowledge and got a Default custody order claiming that he didn't know where the kids were and that she was on the run even though they have lived in the same house for almost 9 years now. She has been fighting this ever since.  Read her website www.wearenotmissing.com (http://www.wearenotmissing.com) all the legal documents are there.  After you read the website, it's obvious someone's lying and it doesn't appear to be her.

I'm not sure if you're Ms. Uttley or a friend of hers, but I did look over the website. While I will grant you that there are two sides to most stories, you seem to take the view that every child that is reported missing after a parental abduction is fraudulent. Do you think that there are no cases of legitimate international parental child abdcution, as does the man who runs the fake NCMEC site -- www.ncmec.eu? (http://www.ncmec.eu?) I've looked over this site and am disgusted by it -- frankly. Describing real and legitimate cases of child abduction as fraud is inaccurate and considering the site owner's background, he's hardly a credible source on the subject matter. If you want to be taken seriously by people at BSH I suggest you disassociate yourself from people like this.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on May 18, 2010, 01:12:51 PM
The Arkansas Court of Appeals has a decison on the case they published online:

http://courts.arkansas.gov/opinions/2006b/20061115/ca06-443.pdf (http://courts.arkansas.gov/opinions/2006b/20061115/ca06-443.pdf)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 18, 2010, 02:59:18 PM
I'm not sure if you're Ms. Uttley or a friend of hers, but I did look over the website. While I will grant you that there are two sides to most stories, you seem to take the view that every child that is reported missing after a parental abduction is fraudulent. Do you think that there are no cases of legitimate international parental child abdcution, as does the man who runs the fake NCMEC site -- www.ncmec.eu? (http://www.ncmec.eu?) I've looked over this site and am disgusted by it -- frankly. Describing real and legitimate cases of child abduction as fraud is inaccurate and considering the site owner's background, he's hardly a credible source on the subject matter. If you want to be taken seriously by people at BSH I suggest you disassociate yourself from people like this.

The fact that "wearenotmissing" praises the "work" of Manny Lazaridis and his merry band of alter-egos is enough for me to see she is not genuine in her claims.  Having established that she lacks honesty and integrity by her praise of people like Manny that promote child abuse, I'm not inclined to read the details of yet another kidnapper trying to justify their crimes against children.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on May 18, 2010, 09:26:06 PM
The site itself insinuates some really ridiculous things. For example, it's pointed out that on the Charley Project pages for Halle (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bobo_halle.html) and Jacob Bobo (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bobo_jacob.html) they are listed as having been updated three times since October 2004. Since the children were not listed as missing until 2005, they insinuate the webmaster of that site has been in cahoots with the evil father. (I'll at least say that it's not the "Evil Abusive Father™" being used on the site, but that's a tiny credit.) Except... all pages on the site are marked as being modified from then. That's the date the site was created. The case files were added in February 2009.

Really reaching there, huh?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 18, 2010, 09:38:45 PM
To my friends here on BSH, I apologize for bringing the negative attention of known kidnappers to this site.  Trina is using what I have posted here on the comments page of my latest interview and you all obviously know about the person commenting about fraudulent claims.  All I can tell you is I am very grateful for the continued support from my friends from all around the world. I will never give up and it's because of the support.  When her friends and herself badmouth me it just makes me a stronger parent, but at the same time saddens me because one day the children just might read what these people have written.

Oh well, I just wanted to say thanks.  Best wishes to those of you fighting the same fight...

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 25, 2010, 03:44:06 PM
So we now have Congressman Blunt fighting for us! He sent a letter today pressing the issue to send Emily home where she belongs. I am excited about the future!

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama

If you would like to read the letter shoot me an email at: lttlmtn@gmail.com
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 26, 2010, 12:08:08 AM
Latest TOP Story on KSPR and you can see the letter for yourself!  Check out the Congressman going to bat for all of our fights!!!! Congressman Roy Blunt ROCKS!!! God Bless him and his family...

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/94873939.html (http://www.kspr.com/news/local/94873939.html)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: M.Capestro on May 26, 2010, 07:08:09 AM
Roy Blunt Letter: Return Emily to Springfield from Costa Rica
http://www.kspr.com/news/local/94873939.html (http://www.kspr.com/news/local/94873939.html)
By KSPR News
Story Created: May 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM CDT


A Springfield father is getting some help from Congressman Roy Blunt's office in his effort to get his daughter back from Costa Rica.     Roy Koyama has been trying to get Emily back since his ex-wife Trina Atwell claimed abuse and took their child to Costa Rica.
The two have been living there since February of 2009.

Recently a Costa Rica judge ruled Atwell must return Emily to Missouri and let a judge decide who gets custody.   Koyama won custody by default earlier when Atwell didn't show up for court.

The congressman's office could not confirm the existence of the letter, but KSPR NEWS obtained a copy you can see here (below attachment).

In the letter Blunt reminds the Costa Rica ambassador that a judge should have ruled within six weeks of Koyama's complaint instead of five months later.   He adds it's in the "interest of our countries relationship" that Costa Rica returns Emily.

Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: M.Capestro on May 26, 2010, 07:15:16 AM
Great letter, Roy. Well done getting the attention and support of your congressman! I hope it helps move things along and that you and Emily are reunited and home together soon!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 27, 2010, 05:43:17 PM
I just read the comments left by Trina and her friend on the latest KSPR story and it seems like she is in desperation mode... what do you think? 

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/94873939.html (http://www.kspr.com/news/local/94873939.html)

 deadhorse
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on May 27, 2010, 06:24:56 PM
I'm still wondering what "patriarchal" abuse is. I can't think of a definition that makes sense (of course that very well might be the problem).
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Bree on May 27, 2010, 11:26:48 PM
I'm still wondering what "patriarchal" abuse is. I can't think of a definition that makes sense (of course that very well might be the problem).

She said patrimonial abuse.   :confused:

I still don't understand how she thinks fleeing the country (that she is a citizen of) is the correct answer.  If indeed she is still married, I wouldn't go bragging about it (not that I'm here to judge her about her infidelities). 

She needs to bring Emily and herself home and fight it out in the courts in the US.  Mother or not, she fled with Emily (ie kidnapped her) without thinking about Emily's best interest (she was only thinking of herself, imo).  What's in her [Emily's] best interest is to know both parents -- not live a life on the run with her mother.  If Trina knew all of this about Roy (the drug/alcohol abuse) before she had a child with him, then how does that make her any better?  She stayed with, and conceived a child with, a man that she alledges did illegal things.   :rolleyes:

Roy - is your name not on the birth certificate?  A DNA test is only about $600-700 (unless ordered by a judge)....maybe Trina should bring Emily home so that it can be performed.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 28, 2010, 01:41:47 AM
I'm still wondering what "patriarchal" abuse is. I can't think of a definition that makes sense (of course that very well might be the problem).

I think she's claiming that in the US there is a paternal bias  :rolleyes:

Makes about as much sense as anything else she's saying.

Kudos to Congressman Blunt.  There are far too few Congressman like him that will stand up and actually do something about the thousands of abducted American children every year.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on May 28, 2010, 01:57:07 PM
Yet another child abducted to Costa Rica.  This time it all seems to have turned out ok in the end.  It doesn't mention the Hague Convention at all, so I'm not sure if she returned voluntarily or if the Costa Rican courts actually returned a child.  In the case of the Koyama child, neither the abductor nor the child even has Costa Rican citizenship.  Even Mexico can get those cases right...

Mom guilty of parental kidnapping over 2008 trip to Costa Rica with Texas daughter

By Associated Press
6:54 AM CDT, May 25, 2010
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — No sentencing date has been set for a surgeon who fled Texas in July 2008 with her daughter but returned the girl and pleaded guilty to international parental kidnapping.

Former University of Texas Health Science Center instructor Dr. Lynanne J. Foster pleaded guilty Monday in San Antonio.

Foster in December surrendered her daughter, Camille, who is now 9, after being located by her ex-husband, Galen Kaufman, in Costa Rica. Foster had her daughter during a court-authorized visit.

Foster was arrested in April after returning to San Antonio.

The former assistant professor of orthopedics, who'd moved to Boerne (BER'-nee) in 2006, faces up to three years in prison.


Mom pleads guilty to kidnapping daughter
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News
Web Posted: 05/24/2010 6:58 CDT


A former University of Texas Health Science Center instructor jailed last month for fleeing with her daughter to Central America in 2008 pleaded guilty to one count of international parental kidnapping, officials said Monday.
Lynanne J. Foster, who surrendered daughter Camille when tracked down by her ex-husband in Costa Rica in December, entered the plea Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Nowak.

No sentencing date was set for Foster, who vanished with Camille during a court-authorized visitation. The former assistant professor of orthopedics, who'd moved to Boerne in 2006, faces up to three years in prison, but she could receive probation.

Foster, who was free on bond, was arrested April 12 after arriving on a Mexicana Airlines flight at San Antonio International Airport.

At the time, her ex-husband Galen Kaufman said Camille, now 9, was doing great and that he hoped Foster returned to make amends.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on May 28, 2010, 02:01:48 PM
I'm still wondering what "patriarchal" abuse is. I can't think of a definition that makes sense (of course that very well might be the problem).

She said patrimonial abuse.   :confused:

I still don't understand how she thinks fleeing the country (that she is a citizen of) is the correct answer.  If indeed she is still married, I wouldn't go bragging about it (not that I'm here to judge her about her infidelities). 

She needs to bring Emily and herself home and fight it out in the courts in the US.  Mother or not, she fled with Emily (ie kidnapped her) without thinking about Emily's best interest (she was only thinking of herself, imo).  What's in her [Emily's] best interest is to know both parents -- not live a life on the run with her mother.  If Trina knew all of this about Roy (the drug/alcohol abuse) before she had a child with him, then how does that make her any better?  She stayed with, and conceived a child with, a man that she alledges did illegal things.   :rolleyes:

Roy - is your name not on the birth certificate?  A DNA test is only about $600-700 (unless ordered by a judge)....maybe Trina should bring Emily home so that it can be performed.

Trina won't do a DNA test because then I will have the ULTIMATE proof that I am the father of Emily.  As for all of her allegations, just a smoke screen of hers.  I have a journal of Trina's that she forgot/left behind that shows in her own handwriting that she was going to stop attending family functions due to the fact that her family does drugs... wanna see it??? I'm sick and tired of all the banter and bad mouthing going on and really wish it would go away so my kids don't get to read it later in life. As we all know none of this will disappear and is forever to be seen on the internet and I wish Trina and her supporters would realize they are doing more damage than good by saying bad things that aren't true.

Roy Koyama LBP of Emily Alina Koyama

 deadhorse
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on May 28, 2010, 03:05:43 PM
Carlos - she was found in Costa Rica by her dad and mom agreed to hand her over to him.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on June 02, 2010, 05:07:18 PM
Got an email from the Congressman's office today and we need your help... please email me if you already haven't at lttlmtn@gmail.com I really need to get the Congressman some answers, contact me and I'll forward the email.

Thank you


Roy Koyama LBP - Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on June 06, 2010, 07:03:33 PM
it appears that one of the kidnappers from around the world is following this thread and has now been harassing Congressman Blunt with an email that is very wrong with the facts included, but why doesn't that surprise me?  I know the author of the email wasn't even Trina as she doesn't have the capacity for such an email.  I don't know if she's capable of an original thought at this time???

See if you can figure out who wrote it... it's pretty obvious. Here's the email:

Dear Congressman Roy Blunt,

It has come to my attention that Roy Koyama of Springfield, Missouri has asked for your help in bringing a child named Emily Koyama back to the United States from Costa Rica under a Hague Convention application. After researching this case, I have found that the court in Missouri and Costa Rica did not follow proper procedures in dealing with such a delicate issue.

Because Trina Atwell was never married to Roy Koyama, Mr. Koyama would have had to undergo a DNA test to establish paternity BEFORE any parental rights could be established in the Missouri Court.

Paternity as pertains to Missouri Law:

If parents are married when a child is born, the husband is automatically considered the child's father. However, when parents are unmarried, a father has no legal rights unless he establishes paternity. Until paternity is proven, a father does not have any claim for custody of the child. Paternity can be established at the child's birth when unmarried parents sign an Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity at the hospital. Otherwise, genetic testing must be done on the father and the child and the results are recorded in a court order.

It seems Mr. Koyama was given a default custody judgment of a child by a court in Missouri that was born out of wedlock with Trina Atwell, when paternity had not even been proven which is contrary to Missouri State Law. Furthermore, if paternity had not been established, Trina Atwell would have had sole parental rights to her daughter Emily and in moving to Costa Rica, violated no laws in the process.

To further complicate matters, Mr. Koyama made a Hague Convention application to the Costa Rican Court in August 2009. He did this three months before he obtained his default custody order from the court (that appears to be in direct violation of Missouri State Law pertaining to establishing paternity). In light of these issues, Mr. Koyama had no legal right to make a Hague Convention application at that time because paternity had not been established and a custody order had not been granted. Both of which would have had to have been completed for him to have any parental rights over the child.

I find it difficult to believe that a family court judge would have ignored Missouri Law when confronted with the task of making a life changing decisions on behalf of a minor child.
I also find it difficult to believe that given Mr. Koyama's violent history, (he has had restraining orders in both California and Missouri to keep him away from ex-partners because of aggression) the court would have made such a decision (a default custody judgment) with regard to the minor child, Emily.

It seems to me that in an effort for family courts to be seen as fair to fathers, violent men are routinely granted visitation and custody, while mothers and children trying to escape abuse are routinely kept within arm’s reach of the abuser and punished with sanctions, loss of custody and even jail if they don't comply.
Sometimes in desperation, these mothers flee the country in order to keep themselves and their children safe. In doing so, the parent who is trying to protect themselves and their children becomes the “bad guy” and the children, by default, get turned over to the abuser; all the while the abuser is made out to be the model parent.

This case as it isn't as simple as a father requesting a child to be removed from Costa Rica and returned to the US. I respectfully ask that you look at all aspects of this case before you take action on Roy Koyama's behalf.

1. Trina Atwell was never married to Roy Koyama and had sole parental rights when she moved to Costa Rica with Emily. In fact she was married to Henner Chavarria.
2. Paternity was never established by the court according to Missiouri Law.
3. Trina Atwell was never served papers advising her that a legal suit for custody had been filed on behalf of Mr. Koyama; in fact, Mr. Koyama had stated that he did not know where she was.
4. A default custody order was given to Mr. Koyama without first establishing paternity
5. A Hague convention application was acted upon without a custody order or a paternity test establishing Mr. Koyama's parental rights
6. There is a history of domestic violence from Mr. Koyama’s previous marriage and from his relationship with Trina Atwell that should have been considered.
7. According to Title 18, Section 1204 of the United States Code it is a federal crime to remove a child from the United States or retain a child outside the United States with the intent to obstruct a parent's custodial rights, or to attempt to do so. See 18 U.S.C. § 1204. This crime is punishable by up to three years in prison. The law provides a defense where the taking parent acted pursuant to a valid court order obtained under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, or where the taking parent was fleeing domestic violence, or where the failure to return the child resulted from circumstances beyond the taking parent's control and the taking parent made reasonable efforts to notify the left behind parent within 24 hours and returned the child as soon as possible.
www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/ipk.html]http://www.facebook.com/l/2de04;[url=http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/ipk.html]www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/ipk.html (http://www.facebook.com/l/2de04;[url=http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/ipk.html)[/url]
8. In fact, the Federal Bureau of Investigation refused to make this case a federal case and it remains a state warrant that the DA has stated only remains in place because she wishes to compel Trina to return to Missouri and settle in court there.


Thank you for your time and consideration. You can contact Trina Atwell at this email address or phone number:


Funny how this person keeps mentioning how she didn't commit a crime because she was running from a violent relationship, but the court documents and testimony contradict these facts... Trina's sister testified in open court that they were planning the kidnapping for several months before she left (hmmm, running, in fact using me then stealing).  The real facts are still this... I have two winning judgments that were granted due to the evidence I presented that discounted her allegations of "everything". This person that wrote this for Trina really doesn't know the entire story and needs to deal with her own kidnapping problems.

Ok... give up? It's the infamous: Luanne K. Bobo Uttley

She seems to be taking a big role in Trina's case now that is at the Appeal stage she wants to be part of the story, which only makes my case stronger.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on June 06, 2010, 08:29:53 PM
LOL..  Luanne Bobo..  PARENTAL KIDNAPPERS UNITE!!  Hey Bobo, my Congressman is David Price, you should contact him too so you can sing your sad song for him.  

She's in bed with honorary NAMBLA member and parental kidnapper, Emmanuel Lazaradis.  If parental kidnappers formed together like Voltron her and Manny would be the butt.  Having idiots like that with outstanding warrants for their arrest contact your congressman can only help your case.  I remember seeing her post on the news articles on your case but I'm not sure what she wrote.  She droned on for pages and all I remember seeing as I skimmed over it trying to get to something about the actual article, was some noise about "i'm really a hero blah, blah, blah, abuse, blah, blah, blah, Pay attention to me!!," ad nauseam.

Like Manny she has successfully kidnapped her kids and alienated them from the other parent but continues to hop up and down claiming she's not a kidnapper, criminal, child abuser or crappy parent.  The fact that no one is really listening to her or cares what her lame excuses are really just begs the question, who is she trying to convince?  Herself, her growing kids?  Maybe someday when she's old and alone she'll realize that, you can legally get away with kidnapping, just don't expect anyone to like you or respect you for it.  It's a brave new world Bobo, and your crimes will be known to the world and to the children you've victimized.  At least you can make friends with other parental kidnappers -- just don't get into a serious relationship with them and have more kids.. prolly wouldn't go well.

Oh, and btw, before you said Bobo the clown, I was going to guess our resident troll and harasser of victimized parents, Jose Grullon.


Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on June 07, 2010, 01:18:01 PM
HAHAHA..Thanks for saying the things I would like to say.

I have added a recent interview on Father's Rights Radio for your listening pleasure...

Check it out, it's on the bottom left of the page:

http://www.fathersrightsradio.com/media.html# (http://www.fathersrightsradio.com/media.html#)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on June 07, 2010, 04:41:28 PM
If I recall correctly, she never claimed abuse in her case. She wouldn't let the kids go to Arkansas for visitation (because it's too far away, apparently, although she also said in dad's modification of custody petition that England is close enough to now have jurisdiction in the case) and dad filed for custody in Arkansas. She never showed up (guess it's not that close after all) so he won by default. On her site she uses the visitation thing and claims dad cheated on child support somehow. She does say the kids won't talk to him on the phone. That's probably true but you can all guess why. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on June 08, 2010, 03:47:51 AM
If I recall correctly, she never claimed abuse in her case. She wouldn't let the kids go to Arkansas for visitation (because it's too far away, apparently, although she also said in dad's modification of custody petition that England is close enough to now have jurisdiction in the case) and dad filed for custody in Arkansas. She never showed up (guess it's not that close after all) so he won by default. On her site she uses the visitation thing and claims dad cheated on child support somehow. She does say the kids won't talk to him on the phone. That's probably true but you can all guess why. :rolleyes:

I learned all I need to know about Lulu Bobo when she linked to Manny's phishing site and started her long and banal diatribes on the news articles about Emily's abduction.  Without knowing any of the parties or any of the history she takes it upon herself to write a US Congressman.  Did she bother to contact Roy for his side of the story before ranting on the articles about his abducted daughter with 500 word comment essays or writing his Congressman with stories about women in abusive relationships?  Nope.  Like most parental kidnappers she's a hypocrite who waxes poetic about "looking at both sides of the story" and "all her evidence" but when it suits the line of argument she's peddling on any given day she will ignore all the evidence except that which is convenient.  Seems more the profile of a drama queen looking for attention and validation than a concerned bystander, but people who alienate children are too selfish to see the difference.  I doubt she really even gives a crap about the Koyama family, she just wants to get her name in the news (which she claims is her ex-husbands motivation).  It amazes me when parental alienators claim, with pride, that their kids don't want anything to do with the other parent -- as though they have achieved something of value by teaching their own kids that half of their heritage, genes and history is garbage and by spoon feeding young and impressionable children, their own children at that, hate for the other half of their family.  She can say anything she wants.  Anyone with any intellectual honesty doesn't promote "the European Centre" or its schitzo "Secretariat."  

Actually though, since she wants to cast aspersions about the validity of Koyama's abduction case, lets take a look at hers:

On the main page of her site, front and center, it says:

Quote from: Kidnapper
"Unfortunately, the behaviour of my my ex husband Mr Bobo, (who currently works at Arkansas Children's Hospital) began deteriorating in November 2004 when he was confronted with a contempt charge for back child support and continued to the extent that the children refused to have contact with him in November 2005."

Hmm... ok, a six year old and an eight year old refused to talk to their father because they were angry he wasn't paying child support.  Really?  That's absurd on its face unless the kids were the ones managing the finances.  I can see how the conversation would go though, "sorry kids, no ice cream today because your dad won't pay child support."  Or, "sorry kids, we had to cancel the trip to Disney because your dad won't pay child support."  Followed by, "sorry kids we had to sell your toys and bikes...." etc, etc.  Small children don't abandon a parent because of money.  More likely she made her adult problems the children's problems and taught them to hate the person she painted as the source of all their problems.  It's parental alienation 101.  

Then, when referring to Manny's fraudulent children's charity (which I will not link to,) she says it's:

Quote from: Kidnapper
"A GREAT site that is being PROACTIVE in tackling the issue of Missing Child FRAUD"

She praises Manny's site which lists the names and pictures of kidnapped kids, including my son, and calls them "Missing Children Fraud," without the permission of either of the children's parents (a crime he gets away with by hosting the site in Panama and hiding in Greece.)  While being intentionally oblivious to the fact that, where she lives in the UK, that site is a crime and has been shut down by ISP's in the UK and the Netherlands and it's associated blog was shut down by Wordpress and booted off the Huffington Post, but then, to a parental kidnapper, the ends always justify the means and she'll jump into bed with anyone who appears to support some part of her claims (their motives for doing so notwithstanding)  She later says:

Quote from: Kidnapper
"It is a very sad day indeed that unscrupulous people feel the need to lie and are empowered by the courts and organizations such as yours when it is clear that their only goal is vicious attack on another individual. It is even sadder when targeting that individual they are permitted and encouraged to use the images of innocent children to accomplish that goal."

Pot calling the kettle black?  In her communications with the NCMEC she tells them:

Quote from: Kidnapper
" It is unfortunate that you only require a police report and a warrant in order for information to be included on NCMEC."

Yeah cause um.. like we should use other criteria beyond the probable cause that's required to obtain a warrant.. like the word of a kidnapper facing a criminal indictment and hiding in a foreign country.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on June 09, 2010, 08:51:13 PM

Quote from: Kidnapper
"Unfortunately, the behaviour of my my ex husband Mr Bobo, (who currently works at Arkansas Children's Hospital) began deteriorating in November 2004 when he was confronted with a contempt charge for back child support and continued to the extent that the children refused to have contact with him in November 2005."

Hmm... ok, a six year old and an eight year old refused to talk to their father because they were angry he wasn't paying child support.  Really?  That's absurd on its face unless the kids were the ones managing the finances.  I can see how the conversation would go though, "sorry kids, no ice cream today because your dad won't pay child support."  Or, "sorry kids, we had to cancel the trip to Disney because your dad won't pay child support."  Followed by, "sorry kids we had to sell your toys and bikes...." etc, etc.  Small children don't abandon a parent because of money.  More likely she made her adult problems the children's problems and taught them to hate the person she painted as the source of all their problems.  It's parental alienation 101.  


Except he was paying child support. She thought he wasn't paying enough of it. The court thought otherwise. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on June 09, 2010, 10:14:17 PM

Except he was paying child support. She thought he wasn't paying enough of it. The court thought otherwise. :rolleyes:

A child abductor knowing what's fair better than a competent court with jurisdiction!?  Imagine that..

It probably wasn't even that Lulu wanted more money.  It was probably the wishes of the children that the father pay more.  Understandable that the mother would try to give the kids the things that they wanted... in the children's best interest of course.  Child abductors are always just doing what's best for the child and never out of selfish self-interest.  Also not surprising that the children no longer want anything to do with their bio-dad after he refused to allow their voice to be "heard."  I know back when I was eight years old and doing my mom's finances I would have broken all contact with my father if I had noticed that his payments weren't what I thought they should be.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on July 03, 2010, 09:26:44 AM
Well... now I am going to another court date because Trina has decided to try and submit a Motion to Modify the custody judgment I won in November 2009. Just another stall tactic by here side.  Please wish Emily a Happy Birthday Monday as she turns 2 years old July 5, 2010.  Thanks for all the support!

Roy Koyama LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on July 05, 2010, 04:46:21 PM
 :birthdaycake

Happy Birthday to my baby girl! Me and my boys got to sing Happy Birthday and speak to Emily today for a little while.  Her mother has sent me pictures and now has let me and the boys hear her voice.  I am very grateful that this happened today.  Very emotional stuff, but it's good stuff when I get to see my boys eyes lite up when they heard her voice.  I have a feeling good things are going to happen.


Thank you to everyone for the continued support and Thank you to Trina for making it happen today.


Roy Koyama _ LBP of Emily Alina Koyama

God is looking down on me and smiling...
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: ANALE on July 05, 2010, 07:19:38 PM
Happy Birthday Emily!  Hope you had a wonderful day.  I am sure it was because you were able to speak with your Dad and brothers.  Hope you will be able to be with them soon so they can smother you with love and kisses.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Bree on July 06, 2010, 01:04:53 AM
There is a sub-forum for Roy / Emily:

http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/board,52.0.html (http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/board,52.0.html)

Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on July 12, 2010, 06:34:35 PM
Well... went to court last week to fight the Motion to Set Aside my Custody and once again we won the decision.  In fact some things were discussed in court that were very enlightening to our fight. Good news and things should be coming to a head soon with God's will...

Once again, thanks for all the support and prayers.  Getting to hear my baby's voice was only the beginning, and I am grateful.

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: M.Capestro on July 13, 2010, 07:37:54 AM
Glad to hear that things are proceeding favorably. Will continue to keep you and your baby girl in my prayers.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on August 23, 2010, 11:51:17 PM
Round 3 on the custody hearing on the 26th of August... Trina is trying to get my custody order set aside, but doesn't realize how the Judge feels about our situation.  She may be in for a surprise, or the judge may be bound by certain guidelines when it comes to custody, but he said some choice things about Trina and how she is handling things.  Wish me luck and send some prayers.

Thank you for all the support!

p.s. I received an awesome email from the Congressman's office basically letting Costa Rican Authorities know we are ready to make some noise if they don't want to comply with the letter of the law within the Hague Laws... I would share it but last time I did that Trina and her disciples flooded the congressman's email with a bunch of bogus information that I tore holes through.  I guess they don't think the officials are on my side, after all, I'm not breaking the law by trying to be a good parent.

Another:  :shitstorm
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on August 26, 2010, 12:07:23 PM
ok... here's a good one for you.  I was told this morning that Trina is saying I have "hacked" into her Facebook Page and posted comments...? Kinda weird I would post negative comments about myself and ask people to send Trina money isn't it???  I do know several of her "followers" that are so loyal to the kidnapping type, that they feel compelled to share information with me from time to time. Like on May 6, 2010 at 9:20am Trina can be quoted saying "They can drag this out for years (until she's 18) if they want as long as she stays with me". Does that sound like s person that is willing to come back and do the right thing?

I went to court today and wish it was a web cast because maybe then people could see exactly how this affects even the judge, when he said to her attorney "if I was Mr. Koyama I would be hopping mad and would want to see her go to jail for a long time, and I'm sure the District Attorney feels the same way!?!?!" and he was upset (mad) when he was saying it.  I hope Trina realizes that I can now disprove "everything" she has alleged against me and to make up more lies is making things even worse for her...

Thanks for all the continued support!

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: JamesJosephs on August 26, 2010, 03:08:39 PM
That is good to hear Roy, thanks for the update. 

Congressman Blunt sounds like a great guy.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on September 01, 2010, 07:13:03 PM
Another victory in the U.S.!!! I won the "Motion to Set Aside" my custody AGAIN...  Things are getting better for me every time she tries to pull something, and get this... she openly admitted that she would drag this out until Emily is 18 years old which only says that she is NOT willing to work with me in any capacity.  She tried to be nice so I would drop charges by letting me and my boys speak to Emily on her birthday but since then (July 5) not one word.  It really makes me mad and sad at the same time.  I can't stand liars!!!  I also believe that all guilty kidnappers need to face major consequences for their actions...

She's also telling people lies so she can get more of their money to finance her crime... and has the money sent directly to her personal bank account.  I admit I have a foundation asking for donations to help me, but the difference is I have the funds go directly to my attorney so I have zero access to the funds and anything left over from the trial goes to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  I'm sure she is using the extra funds she is extorting to get her hair and nails done (speculation on my part, but it's probably true).  I just want to thank everyone for the prayers and support.

Roy Koyama LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on October 07, 2010, 11:31:30 PM
Something new here... Well as you can read from previous posts I have won every single court appearance.  I thought I was facing another appeal, but one here in the U.S. this time.  My attorney told me that she was going to try and appeal my custody order, which was going to get very expensive (which I would work 24 hours a day to pay for it).  I have found that the courts system has weighed in my favor again.  Her appeal was denied in the U.S. but we are still waiting for the Judicial System of Costa Rica to do what is right, and also the letter of the law.  We'll see I guess?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on October 15, 2010, 12:51:29 AM
Hmmm it appears that the kidnapping children to other countries fund has extra money for Trina.  She has been getting good amounts of money for her crusade... I'm to the point now where I want to disclose all the information I have about her and make a video, post it on YouTube, and show all the people throwing money at her the REAL truth.  I don't think she realizes how nice I've been by not bad mouthing her, calling her names, and making ANY allegations against her that can't be proven.  I have several items that can and will discredit her and provide proof she hasn't been telling the full honest truth.  I wonder how people would feel knowing the have been so supportive of her and she has mislead them the entire time???  I am on the edge of doing this video to show the whole world the truth in her own writing...   hmmm? and I know if I contact the media they will air it as well.  Any opinions on the subject will be appreciated and please send me a personal message so we don't give her any inside info, as she definitely is probably reading this...

Thanks for all the REAL continued support.

Roy Koyama
LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: dhanika on October 15, 2010, 04:59:46 PM
Keep it factual i.e. show only her words and her statements.  I have had to do the same thing in my case given the changes in Kali's abductor's story almost every time she tells it  Let her own words tell the story.

I have had to put Kali's abductor's words given in a sworn deposition, to newspapers etc...On my website.  So all I can say is keep it factual and dont let it get emotional.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on October 17, 2010, 02:59:27 PM
I am going to work on the video this week... I have a LOT of evidence against her that will hopefully shed a light to all the people that have been mislead this entire time.  I never say anything that isn't true, unlike her unsubstantiated allegations.  If she had a shred of evidence or proof, then I wouldn't have all the W's in my column.  I would like to have members here to review it before I release to the public... please forward your emails to me through BSH so I know if I'm dealing with real people or somebody pretending just to get my info (like it happened before).  When dealing with shady people, they have friends just as or worse than them...
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on November 20, 2010, 04:16:06 PM
over 7,100 views here and I wish this was over! I've made several videos and deleted them. I keep finding out about how she is misleading people to give her money and I am also investigating a few things that will make things very challenging for her when it comes down to it. Me and my boys got to speak to Emily on her birthday but since then nothing.  I've also found evidence that she has never had good intentions to ever make this work.  We're approaching 2 years since the crime was committed and I'm amazed how well the system treats a person on the run for parental kidnapping... it blows my mind!  I will be putting pressure on Costa Rica once again and will go to the media again if needed, especially when I finish the final cut on my video that will be posted on YouTube and other video sites for the whole world to see, then we'll see how much support she has after I disclose things I have been keeping a secret since the kidnapping.  I've never slung any mud at her or have I created any liable accusations toward her that aren't true and provable. Until then, my daughter is still a prisoner with out consent.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on November 27, 2010, 02:18:25 PM
Here's something interesting... I sent Trina an email the other day simply requesting pics of Emily so I can see what she looks like and share them with my kids (her brothers) and my family.  I got a reply of:  All correspondence must be directed to my attorney.

I have proven that she has never had the best interest of the children involved and will prove it again after I release all the evidence of this.  I can't believe she is still trying to make herself and her supporters believe the lies she has created to justify her crime.  Especially when she has NEVER brought any of the so called allegations to truth.  I would've given up in the beginning if anything was true about what she says, but instead I've gone to the media and put myself out there for her and her mislead supporters to bash me as much as they want.  Since there is no proof and never will be, I have nothing to hide... but what about her? She's got a lot to hide and I'm tired of it and am going to expose her so everyone will know the real truth.  I've waited to let the courts do their job, but since then I've learned that isn't going to happen any time soon. It's funny the things you run across when cleaning out old files and boxes from when we were together and the items I've found that make her look really bad (just factual things that I can prove).  It's too bad she isn't a sincere honest person that really cares about all of our children. God knows the truth, and I'm good with that...
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on November 29, 2010, 10:59:14 AM
Just wanted to share the holiday spirit... enjoy!
http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/SIhGHCX7bU0sVxkb (http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/SIhGHCX7bU0sVxkb)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 01, 2010, 01:53:31 PM
This morning was the first of many good mornings. I received a call from the Dept of State, and the lower court decision has been upheld in Costa Rica and the appeal was not granted.  This should mean Emily will be coming back to the U.S. soon, but we've been down this road before.  The thing is, I was told that I have reached the end and that the opposing party has no more that they can do to delay the inevitable. Let's pray they are correct and this will be the best Christmas ever! I wish the kidnapper comes back to face charges and gets the help she needs to understand why she is the way she is, and seeks therapy and gets well so she can remain a part of our daughter's life.  The good thing for me is that I still have kept my calm and not bad mouthed her, but just present factual evidence... no slander, no liable, and always taking the higher road.

Best wishes to all,

Roy Koyama

 :biggrin
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: sue on December 01, 2010, 03:12:30 PM
Good news!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: phillyone on December 01, 2010, 06:13:16 PM
Roy,

I am so happy for you. I'm praying for another "Chrismas Miracle" but won't start jumping for joy until Emily is with you again (hopefully for christmas!)

Let us know and keeping my fingers crossed for you and Emily!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Audax on December 02, 2010, 09:50:37 AM
Roy,

Thank you for the Holiday Wishes. Same to you.

I'm glad to hear that things are still moving (if ever so slowly) forward in your case.

We had a xmas miracle last year. Keeping you and all other LBPs in my prayers for another
one.

Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: ANALE on December 02, 2010, 11:34:46 AM
Let me add my hopes and good wishes too!  All of you LBP are in my prayers until all the children are home again.  A wonderful Holiday to all of you.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on December 03, 2010, 11:06:29 AM
Great news Roy.  Hopefully this order is enforced soon.  I know how long you've been struggling and suffering and, on a personal note, I really just want to see someone in this community get their kids back for once.  Ironic, yet not unsurprising, that Costa Rica has not even signed the Hague Convention and yet they may be the only country here who returns an abducted child.

Happy Holidays to you as well.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 03, 2010, 04:54:25 PM
Great news Roy.  Hopefully this order is enforced soon.  I know how long you've been struggling and suffering and, on a personal note, I really just want to see someone in this community get their kids back for once.  Ironic, yet not unsurprising, that Costa Rica has not even signed the Hague Convention and yet they may be the only country here who returns an abducted child.

Happy Holidays to you as well.

Just heard from Senator Elect Roy Blunt's office that the paperwork is in order and if everything goes as it "should", Emily might be home next week...

It takes a lot of patience to get results, but having the right people on your team makes the BIG difference.  I just pray her mother does the right thing and comes back with her, so my daughter can still have her mother in her life.  This is the mess she created, and I pray she makes things right by coming home too.  I don't hate her, I feel bad instead that she is going to have to face major consequences to stay in Emily's life, and that is sad to me.  But she made these choices and now has to face the music.  I pray for peace so my baby girl can come home and feel our love, and still see her mother.

Not getting too excited, since we've been down this road before, but you're right SageDad... this would be ironic, but I truly believe it's God's will.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: luvthelake on December 04, 2010, 12:34:53 AM
Hoping and praying for your daughter to be returned to you....
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 04, 2010, 04:58:14 PM
Here's something I find to be humorous... The kidnapper is quoted Thursday saying, "The courts here in Costa Rica have ordered Emily back to the U.S. I'm not sure what this means." - it means that your crime is about to become revealed.

another quote, "We are still in the middle of the appeal in the U.S. so I hope that goes well and at least the custody order that is in place can be overturned so that when we go back to the states she will remain with me" - I guess you don't understand that you have committed a major crime and the courts, the judge, and the district attorney have all made it clear they want to see you go to jail... Which I heard directly from both the judge and the district attorney.

I find it hard to believe she is still trying to play the victim... as I can prove she planned the crime for 5 months while draining my bank account, and the fact that May 6, 2010 at 9:20am she openly admits that she will keep Emily until she is 18 years old to drag it out...

I requested to get some pics of my daughter and got the response - "refer any requests to my attorney" when she could have just sent me some pics to share with my family. Justice is about to be served and my best interest has always been in Emily's favor.  I am not the one posting derogatory things about the mother of my child, especially things I can't prove at all. She has committed defamation of character (which is a crime), slander, and liable... You can't erase these things on the internet and when my daughter grows up, I fear she might get harassed in school by others that can read.  It would be in her BEST interest to close her ironic Facebook page before the hole gets any deeper.

Maybe this will help other kidnappers realize they can't and won't be able to get away with this crime any longer?

To top it off, she has a known kidnapper supporting her every inch of the way (Luanne Uttley), and it makes me sad to know that there are people that still believe her facade...

I know this will be read by her, and her supporters and that's just fine since I have done nothing but tell the "truth".  My daughter will be home next week as I have heard, and I am just getting prepared for another attack at me from somewhere, somehow...

I don't want to say anything more since you'll be able to see it all on the news.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 04, 2010, 06:46:14 PM
Here's something I find to be humorous... The kidnapper is quoted Thursday saying, "The courts here in Costa Rica have ordered Emily back to the U.S. I'm not sure what this means." - it means that your crime is about to become revealed.

another quote, "We are still in the middle of the appeal in the U.S. so I hope that goes well and at least the custody order that is in place can be overturned so that when we go back to the states she will remain with me" - I guess you don't understand that you have committed a major crime and the courts, the judge, and the district attorney have all made it clear they want to see you go to jail... Which I heard directly from both the judge and the district attorney.

I find it hard to believe she is still trying to play the victim... as I can prove she planned the crime for 5 months while draining my bank account, and the fact that May 6, 2010 at 9:20am she openly admits that she will keep Emily until she is 18 years old to drag it out...

I requested to get some pics of my daughter and got the response - "refer any requests to my attorney" when she could have just sent me some pics to share with my family. Justice is about to be served and my best interest has always been in Emily's favor.  I am not the one posting derogatory things about the mother of my child, especially things I can't prove at all. She has committed defamation of character (which is a crime), slander, and liable... You can't erase these things on the internet and when my daughter grows up, I fear she might get harassed in school by others that can read.  It would be in her BEST interest to close her ironic Facebook page before the hole gets any deeper.

Maybe this will help other kidnappers realize they can't and won't be able to get away with this crime any longer?

To top it off, she has a known kidnapper supporting her every inch of the way (Luanne Uttley), and it makes me sad to know that there are people that still believe her facade...

I know this will be read by her, and her supporters and that's just fine since I have done nothing but tell the "truth".  My daughter will be home next week as I have heard, and I am just getting prepared for another attack at me from somewhere, somehow...

I don't want to say anything more since you'll be able to see it all on the news.
ok... one more thing.  I want to thank the kidnapper and her supporters for praying for God's will... as he is making his will be known around the world.  God Bless all that ask for the will of God when it comes to this issue.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 09, 2010, 01:07:03 PM
All of our prayers are being answered minute by minute...

Thank God

She should be home soon...

under God's will
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 11, 2010, 08:52:09 PM
Thanks to all on BSH... it's been a really trying past few days, but as I always do -  I will never give up or give in to the stress associated with this matter. I'm blown away how the donations are coming in from everywhere around the world and in all forms. I am getting clothes, food, a new vehicle (yeah a used one, but new to me - Ford WindStar from a close friend),  a Toy Raiser, and more prayers than I could ask for.

I just want everyone to know my two young boys are very grateful for the help and asked me when they get to meet everyone that helped...  I had to tell them we'd have to travel the world to do that, so we'll make a video later thanking everyone when Emily is in our arms.  Things are pretty emotional for me, but I think that is expected since I am receiving miracles everyday now... We're just waiting for the best miracle of all, and that's justice being served up to a kidnapper that thought she could get away with a major crime, but has now opened the door for all other LBP's to follow. We're making history!

God Bless to all, and happiest of holidays...

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 15, 2010, 09:26:00 AM
Thanks to all on BSH... it's been a really trying past few days, but as I always do -  I will never give up or give in to the stress associated with this matter. I'm blown away how the donations are coming in from everywhere around the world and in all forms. I am getting clothes, food, a new vehicle (yeah a used one, but new to me - Ford WindStar from a close friend),  a Toy Raiser, and more prayers than I could ask for.

I just want everyone to know my two young boys are very grateful for the help and asked me when they get to meet everyone that helped...  I had to tell them we'd have to travel the world to do that, so we'll make a video later thanking everyone when Emily is in our arms.  Things are pretty emotional for me, but I think that is expected since I am receiving miracles everyday now... We're just waiting for the best miracle of all, and that's justice being served up to a kidnapper that thought she could get away with a major crime, but has now opened the door for all other LBP's to follow. We're making history!

God Bless to all, and happiest of holidays...

Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama

Well... we're closer than ever before. Got real close the beginning of this week, but the expected happened and the kidnapper has fled again and is "on the run". Good thing is Costa Rica is a small country and she can't get far. We'll see what happens in the next few days. Prayers please
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 19, 2010, 02:44:49 PM
This thread is to follow the story of the International Parental Kidnapping of my daughter.  I have created a blog spot for you to follow my videos and posts outside of BSHF.  We are getting real close to finding out exactly what the kidnapper has done to her future, and how things will play out from this point.  My daughter was supposed to be here Tuesday of last week, and we all expected a minor delay since we are dealing with a kidnapper and a country that is still "learning" how to execute Hague Orders...  My goal is to make sure my case sets the precedent for all other LBP's to follow and get their children back from Costa Rica - this is why I have called my story: Blueprints - The Story of a Left Behind Parent.

follow this link to see the videos:

http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/ (http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/)

Thank you to everyone for your support, love, and prayers


Roy Koyama - LBP of Emily Alina Koyama
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 20, 2010, 11:42:07 AM
I found this link and thought I would share it...

I find paragraph 8 to be of interest in my case, as well as the entire document.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm01957.htm (http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm01957.htm)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 20, 2010, 12:31:48 PM
more interesting reading... this is the ICARA (International Child Abduction Remedies Act) I have an interest with the entire reading, but pg. 7 paragraph 1 would've been nice to know 22 months ago

http://travel.state.gov/pdf/International_Child_Abduction_Remedies_Act.pdf (http://travel.state.gov/pdf/International_Child_Abduction_Remedies_Act.pdf)

 I keep finding that if you don't know about certain things available to you, then you won't ever get them...  funny how that works?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 25, 2010, 11:45:53 AM
Christmas - for the Left Behind Parent of an International Kidnapping Crime
This year was getting really exciting to think we might actually have our princess home to unwrap gifts for the first time with us.  Hope for the best and prepare for the worst is what I am told. I wanted it to fall on deaf ears so I could actually get excited to see my baby with a short time.  She was ripped form my life 22 months ago and I haven't been the same man since.  I truly feel an emptiness inside my body, and it began to fill up about 10 days ago when I go the news.
Now I am finding that tK has more time to plot and make maneuvers that can delay this even further.  The end result is not coming out in her favor, day by day, minute by minute... and don't think I haven't given the authorities every little ounce of information to make this happen sooner.

I was feeling bad about what is going to happen to Trina, because she is the mother of my baby, but after sitting in my car sobbing for several minutes, thinking how she has affected all of our live forever, and to be branded the family with a kidnapper in it... this is still going to be a long journey.  I've read how this directly effects EVERYONE, and especially the children involved.

I can only ask you one time Trina, contact Don Locke ASAP (he gave you his private number).  The FBI Warrant is still in the works, and when it comes down to Greene County, they are not considering dealing with you while you are in hiding.  Expose yourself, call Don so he can meet you somewhere, go to the Embassy, meet the escort that will be accompanying you with Emily to the Springfield Airport. You are only responsible for your airfare.  We need to act swiftly before you do get the Federal Warrant, because if you do get locked up, it'll be federal time. Do what is right for Emily now, not what you think is right, but what is really right... You know exactly what I mean...

I pray for the two of you for a safe journey back home so Emily can have her entire family in her life.

For the full story got to: lbpblueprints.blogspot.com (http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on December 29, 2010, 12:48:49 PM
http://www.amcostarica.com/122310.htm (http://www.amcostarica.com/122310.htm)

This is the article from the A.M. Costa Rica Newspaper telling what is going on in Costa Rica...

 :shitstorm
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: sue on December 29, 2010, 12:59:09 PM
I can't imagine how it would feel to have someone say such a incriminating thing and not be there to defend yourself.  Try and keep your cool and wait for the Judges to come back, easier said than done :)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: liesl78 on December 29, 2010, 01:17:38 PM
Once again the habeas corpus stunt, the argument that the Hague violates the rights of the abductor and the child, and the argument that the child's been living longer in the country she was abducted to.

These abductors are not original at all, they all spew the same lies over & over, and we're supposed to buy it???
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on December 29, 2010, 02:28:37 PM
A.M. Costa Rica deserves credit for continuing to publish good articles about international child abduction in Costa Rica.  Their journalism is night and day different from the crap that outfits like O Globo publish in Brazil.  Although they mention the kidnappers claims of domestic violence they don't claim that any compelling evidence of those claims exists or, even worse, universally take the side of kidnappers in Costa Rica against foreigners.  The way I read that article is that, with the support of the "Defensoría de los Habitantes," you can get away with anything in Costa Rica, including a murder you admit to, as long as you play the damsel in distress.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on January 09, 2011, 12:52:50 PM
I guess this is the week we find out how much Costa Rica is really on board with the letter of the Hague and if we get a Federal Warrant as well as tK looking at possible criminal charges in Costa Rica too. God only knows, but I am just suffering knowing my daughter is being held captive and being moved all over Costa Rica. She had gorgeous long blond hair and I hope tK hasn't cut it all off.

Kind of at a loss for words...
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: KarlHindle on January 09, 2011, 01:09:00 PM
Hang in there Roy - courts will be opening again shortly.  You are in a stronger position than it feels to you - in fact, you're in a much stronger position than practically any other LBP on this forum.

Give me a call.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lovellboys on January 09, 2011, 02:30:57 PM
God only knows, but I am just suffering knowing my daughter is being held captive and being moved all over Costa Rica. She had gorgeous long blond hair and I hope tK hasn't cut it all off.

Kind of at a loss for words...

If cut, her gorgeous blond hair will grow back, and by summer you can tie it in a pony-tail for her.  I have been waiting to hear about the courts getting back to business.  Keep the faith.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: sue on January 09, 2011, 03:33:00 PM
Hang in there!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: ANALE on January 09, 2011, 05:31:10 PM

Sure hope and pray that this comes to end SOON.  We all want those wheels to be up ASAP!!!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on January 10, 2011, 08:53:29 AM
Just got an email from my US attorney that tK has filed her appellate brief regarding my custody in the US. I now have 30 days to reply to it, and hopefully Emily will be home long before then anyway... The Habeas Courpus has me wondering though...
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: KarlHindle on January 10, 2011, 09:05:06 AM
The appellate brief filed in MO MUST be long out of time - there are strict time limits for filing appeals.  Let me have a copy of it Roy and if you don't have a lawyer, I'll do the necessary with it.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on January 10, 2011, 03:37:28 PM
Her deadline was Jan. 17th... I don't have a copy of it in my hands yet.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: TrinaAtwell on January 18, 2011, 06:02:18 PM
My name is Trina Atwell-Chavarria.  I am who Roy Koyama refers to as tK on these forums. 


I know and understand that I am subjecting myself to much scrutiny and criticism by being on this forum.  I'm an not here to ruin the forum or to make it a place LBPs do not want to come to get support.  I know there are legitimate cases of parental kidnapping for the wrong reasons and I am glad to see that those LBPs have a support group to turn to. 

My  priority is my daughter's best interest and well being.  I know some of you do not agree with this. I can't blame you from what I've read,  the only information you have about what kind of person I am is from what Roy Koyama has posted.  I most likely would have formed a negative opinion as well, based only on that information.  I also know that most of the things posted about me from Roy Koyama are not true. 

I am not here to criticize or to talk badly about Roy Koyama, but I do think it is important that those that donate to him understand that all things that are being said are not true. 

He states that I have not been lenient with him in any form or fashion, this simply is not true.  On several occasions I have tried to work with Roy Koyama to come to a mutual agreement so that Emily and I both could return back to Springfield, Missouri to take care of this in family court.  He did come to an agreement (through our attorneys) at one point, but then backed out from the agreement less then 24 hours after my attorney was contacted with the agreement made.  Emily and I would have been back in Springfield, Missouri  and him with some sort of visitation through the custody hearing back in September 2010. 

Another time that I tried to come to a mutual agreement with Roy Koyama so that Emily and I would come back to Springfield, MO, was in December 2010.  I realized that he was going to any length to get Emily ripped away from everything and everyone she knows.  Truth of the matter is,  regardless of what the truth Emily has only been with me and only knows Costa Rica to be her home.  Now I am not stating that I haven't been telling the truth, I'm just saying take that point and set it aside and really think about what it would do to a child to be ripped away and placed in the hands of a stranger(s).  I never want to see my child go through such a freighting experience.  So below you will see that I have in fact been lenient with Roy Koyama and have tried and tried to work something out to keep Emily least effected in this matter.   

It seems to me, and this is only my opinion that if a father did only have the purpose of seeing, being with, or having any kind of a relationship with the child he claims to have been wrongfully kidnapped from him, he would come to some sort of a mutual agreement. A mutual agreement to get that child back to where he was.  To keep that child during the process of transition safe and least effected.  Keep it in a form that would not put that child in any kind of danger,  physically or psychologically.   This simply has not been the case with Roy Koyama. 

 I understand that you all are big supporters of Roy Koyama, and he is excited to possibly be the hero of the LBPs to get a child returned from the Country of Costa Rica.  But is it really worth all the recognition?  This is a child we are talking about. 

I will not go into my side of the story of what happened back in the years of 2007- 2011 between Roy Koyama and myself.  It is only perspective on the eyes that read it. But I do believe it is fair that you see that when you are donating dollars, hundreds and even thousands to get a child taken away from everything and everyone they know you should see that I did try to have us both back in Springfield, Missouri on Christmas Day.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post, regardless if you do not agree with my actions of a mother to protect both herself and her children.   I truly do hope for the best to those LBPs that are in a situation that they were honestly wronged in.  I hope there is a quick resolution that is in the best interest of all parties.  God bless you all. 

You will find the email below that I sent to Roy Koyama on December 15, 2010. If you feel that this letter has been manipulated in any way or would like to have a screen shot of the email I would be happy to send it to your email upon request.

Trina Atwell-Chavarria

Roy,
 I am willing to bring Emily back to Missouri (I have been for a while- remember when we tried to work it out before and you made an agreement about temporary custody but then rescinded?).  I'm begging you to reconsider your position. Can't we set aside our personal feelings and think about what is best for Emily?  Imagine how terrifying it would be for her to be suddenly taken from me and handed to a stranger. I know you think you are not a stranger to her, but the reality is that you are until you have spent some time with her in my presence- me letting her know that you are not a stranger. How can you even think of making her spend hours or even days in the hands of COMPLETE strangers before she gets to you? How can you be 100% certain she would be safe? She's a baby. She can't say what's happened or happening. She can't speak up for herself. Please, let's work together on this, so we can make it as easy as possible for her. I know you want what is best for her. I know you would never put Tai or Ryhs in such a scary situation; please don't allow Emily to go through that. She will be scarred for life by the trauma. I know you don't want that for her.  I want what is best for her too. This is why I have been trying to get you to work out a deal- I don't want a life on the run for her, but I also refuse for her to be terrorized at 2 ? years old. She's a baby. She has never been away from me for more than a work day's worth of hours.   I know you think I have disappeared with her; I have not. We are right where we have always been. I am willing to do whatever it takes to keep Emily safe and secure and happy. I will get two tickets for us immediately. Let's meet at the airport and spend time together (as much as is needed) with another person(s) to mediate if we each feel it is necessary. This way she can be introduced to you and you can enter her life in a gentle and non-traumatic manner. Please remember that she doesn't speak much English. Her primary language is Spanish. I can help you understand what she wants with the words she uses.  I can tell you about her routine and what she is accustomed to. Please try to remember that you are proposing to rip her from everything she knows. Her culture, her language, her pets, her nanny, her home, her family members, her mother ...everything. When I think about the future, I know that I don't want a life of hiding for her. Of course, I never thought it would be like this. My intention was to get away from you in the short term; it was never my intention to become some kind of fugitive. Anyway...   I don't want that for Emily. That is the reason-the ONLY reason- I am willing to return. I want what is best for her. I want her to be safe, secure and happy. Let's talk to the DA to get the warrant lifted, even on a contingency bases if that is what is needed (contingent upon our return within a certain time frame)so that she and I can return together and she will feel and BE safe. I have already checked flight fares and I can afford to fly us back on Christmas day as fares are lower then. Let's work it out- for Emily's sake. Please.
 Trina
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: sue on January 18, 2011, 07:26:36 PM
I think this would be wonderful and if true I hope Roy will work with you so you can bring her home.  You want to come home and that's great, I'm sure something could be worked out.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on January 18, 2011, 10:19:18 PM
Funny how a person that can rip away a child from everything it has EVER know since birth, then is snatched to a foreign country forced to learn a language and heritage that has nothing to do with how she is or may become.  Soon we all know she will be home to the "real" family that loves with hugs, love, friendship, & lifelong memories...   Please shine the light on how horrible of a person I am, since I'm sure BSHF hasn't been helping "hoping" I'm at least "close" to be half way decent... Think about this week being the last week... my parents will be here Friday Night.... fly in too. it would be really good
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: TrinaAtwell on January 19, 2011, 05:32:03 PM
Funny how a person that can rip away a child from everything it has EVER know since birth, then is snatched to a foreign country forced to learn a language and heritage that has nothing to do with how she is or may become.  Soon we all know she will be home to the "real" family that loves with hugs, love, friendship, & lifelong memories...   Please shine the light on how horrible of a person I am, since I'm sure BSHF hasn't been helping "hoping" I'm at least "close" to be half way decent... Think about this week being the last week... my parents will be here Friday Night.... fly in too. it would be really good

Emily was not even 7 months old when she and I came to Costa Rica. This means that all she knew was the food she ate (which she was breastfed), and the one that always cared for her, me. 

You do not force a child to speak a language.  Emily simply chooses to speak Spanish over English most of the time.  Costa Rica is a Spanish speaking country. 

As far as her real family, Emily only knows her family to be whom she recieves  hugs, love, friendship, & lifelong memories with currently.  These are just facts, any child phycologist will confirm such things.

I appreciate the posts that have come, even from those that do not agree with the choices that I have made.  Thank you all the same for taking the time to read my post.

The last thing I expected was to receive support on this forum.  I do see that Roy Koyama remains the same.  I pray for you Roy that you will truly look at what your motives are, I have. The best interest of my daughter.

I will continue to work with my attorneys and other means of legal assistance to get this matter resolved. 
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: sue on January 19, 2011, 05:51:51 PM
  Talk with Karl and maybe he can help resolve this piecefully, fighting on here will not help in any way. 
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on January 19, 2011, 06:30:26 PM

Emily was not even 7 months old when she and I came to Costa Rica. This means that all she knew was the food she ate (which she was breastfed), and the one that always cared for her, me. 

You do not force a child to speak a language.  Emily simply chooses to speak Spanish over English most of the time.  Costa Rica is a Spanish speaking country. 

As far as her real family, Emily only knows her family to be whom she recieves  hugs, love, friendship, & lifelong memories with currently.  These are just facts, any child phycologist will confirm such things.

I appreciate the posts that have come, even from those that do not agree with the choices that I have made.  Thank you all the same for taking the time to read my post.

The last thing I expected was to receive support on this forum.  I do see that Roy Koyama remains the same.  I pray for you Roy that you will truly look at what your motives are, I have. The best interest of my daughter.

I will continue to work with my attorneys and other means of legal assistance to get this matter resolved. 

I wouldn't go so far as to say you are receiving support here so much as a lack of hypocrisy by the genuinely good people that fill these forums.  Supporting Roy and Emily's rights to having a meaningful relationship would be pretty one-sided if we didn't also support yours and Emily's rights to the same.

My advice to you is to contact the District Attorney, the US Embassy and/or the Office of Children's Issues in the US Dept. of State.  I expect you can arrange for any criminal charges that actually exist to be dropped if you return voluntarily.  There are plenty of precedents of exactly such arrangements being made.

In spite of the fact that you bear the brunt of the responsibility for the situation you find yourself in, I am not without sympathy for you.  I truly believe most child abductors eventually regret their decisions but, like Humpty Dumpty, once trust has been destroyed there's no easy way of undoing what's been done.  You are scared of losing your daughter and going to jail.  I would be too.  It's only natural.

For yours and Emily's sake I hope you can both return and put all of this behind you and work with Roy on raising your daughter with the love of her whole real family. 

For the sake of all the other children and parents that will suffer the life altering (if not destroying) tragedy of a child abduction, I hope you will be criminally convicted, not to punish you -- I suspect you have learned from your mistakes, but as a deterrent to all the other parents who consider treating children as personal property and violating a broad range of theirs and their family's rights by internationally abducting them.

Best of luck to you, yours and Emily's family.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Bree on January 19, 2011, 07:22:26 PM
(snipped)
You do not force a child to speak a language.  Emily simply chooses to speak Spanish over English most of the time.  Costa Rica is a Spanish speaking country. 
As far as her real family, Emily only knows her family to be whom she recieves  hugs, love, friendship, & lifelong memories with currently.  These are just facts, any child phycologist will confirm such things.

No one, but you, forced Emily to grow up in Costa Rica.  At some point, Trina, you have to accept some responsibility for things being the way they are.  I understand fleeing for protection; I have a friend that did so and I support her.

I also know that at 2 years old, a child doesn't particularly "speak” anything.  She may know some of the Spanish language, but it is up to you (as her mother) to make sure she knows her native tongue. 

As far as her “real family”….Roy is her “real family”.  You took it upon yourself to take that right away from him.  He has rights as her father, just as you do as her mother.  Being a parent is not a one-way street.  Do the right thing and let him be her father!  I’m sure Roy would love to give her hugs, and love and friendship and lifelong memories just as you have allowed your family to do.  I’m pretty sure those are FACTS as well.  Whether Emily was 7 months, or 17 months, when you fled, you made the decision for her to be parented by your family and your family alone.  I don’t believe any child psychologist would state that was in her best interest. 

Contact the proper authorities and make arrangements to come home.  I’m sure something can be worked out.  Put Emily first and not yourself. 
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: rduffiel on January 19, 2011, 07:36:58 PM
Quote

Sound advice.  I hope that you listen to it.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: liesl78 on January 19, 2011, 10:57:10 PM

No one, but you, forced Emily to grow up in Costa Rica.  At some point, Trina, you have to accept some responsibility for things being the way they are.  I understand fleeing for protection; I have a friend that did so and I support her.

I also know that at 2 years old, a child doesn't particularly "speak” anything.  She may know some of the Spanish language, but it is up to you (as her mother) to make sure she knows her native tongue. 

As far as her “real family”….Roy is her “real family”.  You took it upon yourself to take that right away from him.  He has rights as her father, just as you do as her mother.  Being a parent is not a one-way street.  Do the right thing and let him be her father!  I’m sure Roy would love to give her hugs, and love and friendship and lifelong memories just as you have allowed your family to do.  I’m pretty sure those are FACTS as well.  Whether Emily was 7 months, or 17 months, when you fled, you made the decision for her to be parented by your family and your family alone.  I don’t believe any child psychologist would state that was in her best interest. 

Contact the proper authorities and make arrangements to come home.  I’m sure something can be worked out.  Put Emily first and not yourself. 


 :yeahthat
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on January 24, 2011, 02:40:24 PM
http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/2011/01/do-right-thing.html (http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/2011/01/do-right-thing.html) the latest of nothing...
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on January 25, 2011, 08:08:23 PM
Here's an article tK seems to have something to do with her I guess?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joan-dawson/parental-alienation-and-d_b_811738.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joan-dawson/parental-alienation-and-d_b_811738.html)

"I hope there's more cases just like this, where people don't want to let their spouses see their kids...I hope it happens more and more, until the law finally says you know what? There needs to be something done so these parents can be with their kids."

These were the words fired by Randall Todd Moore as he denied having "not one ounce of remorse" for kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing his ex-wife.

But was his ex-wife 'alienating' the kids, as Moore alleged, or trying to protect them from danger?

This case is clear, but as those working in domestic violence and child abuse realize, all too often clarity comes at a price.

Parental alienation (PA, or PAS for Parental Alienation Syndrome), a topic pro-PA psychologist Richard Warshak recently covered on Huffington Post, alleges a parent poisons the mind of a child to fear or hate the other parent. The defamation results in a damaged relationship or estrangement.

Those opposing parental alienation admit parents can bad-mouth the other parent either deliberately or inadvertently; however, factors such as poor parenting skills or personality on the part of the mother or father and stages of normal development or reactions to divorce on the part of the child can also cause alienating behaviors.

Dr. Paul Fink, President of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence, and a former President of the American Psychiatric Association states, "Science tells us that the most likely reason that a child becomes estranged from a parent is that parent's own behavior. Labels, such as PAS, serve to deflect attention away from those behaviors."

More dangerously, parental alienation can mask domestic violence, child abuse and child sexual abuse. What is the difference between fearful or uncooperative battered women and alienating," vindictive" mothers? If parents try to withhold access to children, are they alienators or protectors? If they try to provide evidence of abuse - interviews with psychologists, medical examinations or discussions with the child - are they gathering proof or further alienating the ex? What is the difference between alienated children and abused children?

The behaviors can be indistinguishable.

Indeed, it's not just domestic violence survivors' advocates who witness the problem with PA. The American Bar Association, American Prosecutors Research Institute, National District Attorneys Association, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges all denounce the use of parental alienation in the courtroom. The National District Attorneys Association says on their Web site, "PAS is an unproven theory that can threaten the integrity of the criminal justice system and the safety of abused children."

That hasn't stopped courts from using PAS, resulting in accusations against individuals, mostly women, of maliciously denying access to children.

Katie Tagle, for instance, sought a restraining order on Jan. 21, 2010 against her ex-boyfriend Stephen Garcia to stop him from having unsupervised visitation with their nine-month-old child.

She told the judge Garcia threatened to kill the infant. The court transcript records Judge Robert Lemkau as saying, "One of you is lying," and later, "Mr. Garcia claims its total fabrication on your part." Garcia also referred to it as "little stunts and games" that she used to deny him access to his son.

Even when she tries to produce evidence of the threats, he says, "Well, ma'am, there's a real dispute about whether that's even true or not." And finally, "My suspicion is that you're lying" (said twice). He denied her the order (as did two other judges). Garcia took their son that day and drove off into the mountains. Ten days later, they were both found dead.

The transcript is here: tagle-garcia court transcript dent protection to baby- now bay is DEAD (http://www.scribd.com/doc/26434649/tagle-garcia-court-transcript-dent-protection-to-baby-now-bay-is-DEAD#)

This case clearly demonstrates another issue women have in courts: credibility. It's easier to believe a woman is lying than to believe a man can abuse or kill a woman or child. In reality, in family court, denying abuse is more common than fabricating tales of abuse. Most allegations are made in good faith (see the American Bar Association's 10 Custody Myths and How to Counter Them). And most denials are made by perpetrators, perpetrators skillful at manipulation - even of professionals.

Indeed, we must not forget family court is the place for couples with high conflict and abuse. The overwhelming majority (up to 90%) of couples create their own parenting plans. Those that cannot, go to family court.

Judges, though, have been known to downplay even well-documented cases of abuse and to give more weight to parental alienation than to abuse allegations. In the case of Jennifer Collins, for example, the judge told her mother to "get over" the abuse as at least two years had passed, according to Collins' Web site. The judge reversed the custody decision because her mom's fear was "interfering in his relationship with us." Jennifer's mother Holly took her two children and fled to the Netherlands, where they were granted asylum. (See also the Courageous Kids Network of children who were court-ordered into relationships with abusive parents.)

58,000 children a year go into sole or joint custody arrangements or unsupervised visitation with physically or sexually abusive parents, according to an estimate by the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence. That's over 1,000 children a week the courts place in harm's way.

Giving custody to the supposedly alienated parent is one way to "solve" the problem of parental alienation. Jailing the mother is another.

Tiffany Barney and Joyce Murphy are two women who've been jailed; their cases were covered in the media. Both alleged child sexual abuse and neither were believed. Barney fought for five years, at times losing custody or having limited supervised visitation. Murphy was called "toxic" to her daughter and deemed the cause of the child fearing her father. She fled with her daughter. When found, she was jailed for felony abduction and later granted limited visitation. It wasn't until three more girls came forward with molestation charges that her ex was finally the one jailed.

A few other cases making headlines include: Court Punishes Woman in Alienation Case; WI: Judge Jails Mother over Daughter's Refusal to Visit Father and Judge Dismisses Abuse Allegations.

To sum it up, any behavior that does not promote access to children can be classified as parental alienation and punished with jail time or limits on/loss of custody. With this threat, parents are less likely to report abuse and more likely to share custody with an abuser.

It should also be noted that when violent partners make good on their threats to take the kids away, it's referred to as domestic violence by proxy -a continuation of domestic violence - rather than PA or PAS. Some battered women who've lost custody use PA or PAS to describe their particular situation. This both minimizes the nature and scope of abuse women face and promotes the use of a dangerous weapon (PA/PAS) that can be used against them in court.

I wouldn't hand an angry man a agun, nor would I readily hand over a legal strategy to potential pedophiles, abusers or killers. Yet that is exactly what PA/PAS is doing.

For more information, visit:

The Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence

Stop Family Violence

Center for Judicial Excellence
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on January 25, 2011, 08:40:37 PM
No one bother to comment on that article - Huffington Post has a very draconian moderation policy and less than half the things I said on it didn't make it past moderation. (Although I still did better than Carlos; he only had one approved out of many.)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on January 26, 2011, 03:32:48 AM
No one bother to comment on that article - Huffington Post has a very draconian moderation policy and less than half the things I said on it didn't make it past moderation. (Although I still did better than Carlos; he only had one approved out of many.)

They went back and deleted the only post that got through for good measure.  Payback for me leaving a comment about their biased moderation no doubt (it wasn't published either :)  .)  Have lost all respect, what little I had, for the Huffington Post after having all my comments deleted and reading about lots of others getting their comments deleted or being banned for having the audacity to disagree with who knows what. 
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on January 26, 2011, 11:45:55 AM
That article is ridiculously biased and no wonder they need a draconian comment moderation policy to prevent anyone from actually pointing out that indeed, the sky is blue and not black or some other color that they are claiming. I am not an expert on domestic abuse, but the idea that all judges think women lie about anything and everything and never agree with abuse claims is absurd. If that was true, then there would be more children of divorce with fathers as primary custodians than mothers. I think most people know that it isn't more common for fathers to get primary custody or even joint custody after a divorce unless both parties agreed to it before talking to a judge.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on January 26, 2011, 02:29:04 PM
UD student, I think most research has indicated that 2 percent of all divorce cases involve accusations of abuse, and fifty percent are substantiated. That's a lower rate than for cases overall, but it doesn't appear to be the case that abuse accusations are ignored.

And of course, everyone's favorite parental kidnapper showed up in the comments and was allowed to bash Carlos, but he wasn't allowed to defend himself.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: UD_student on January 26, 2011, 08:33:46 PM
UD student, I think most research has indicated that 2 percent of all divorce cases involve accusations of abuse, and fifty percent are substantiated. That's a lower rate than for cases overall, but it doesn't appear to be the case that abuse accusations are ignored.

Thanks for that information. It's interesting to know. When I was growing up, a kid's mom faked abuse claims during her divorce hearings (and then ceased seeing her children once the divorce was finalized). It is an interesting contrast between someone else I know who has a TRO on her ex and the ex can only have supervised visitation with their kid. That article appears to like to present one side of the story as if it is the only side, which is way too common in parental abduction cases in the foreign media.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: KarlHindle on February 08, 2011, 08:42:02 PM
Trina and her sister, Lynette Garet are whipping up Costa Rican emotions with a claim that Roy has tried to get a court injunction stopping Trina from seeing Emily who is languishing in foster care on Day 8

THIS IS A 100% LIE - Roy has made no such filing or request.

http://emilyrosehindle.blogspot.com/2011/02/emily-koyama-update-on-costa-rican.html (http://emilyrosehindle.blogspot.com/2011/02/emily-koyama-update-on-costa-rican.html)

Trina's supporters ought to know the truth and her efforts to game the system should be shown for what they are - playing the Costa Ricans for all she is worth with the "I'm just a poor mom" act.

Other than that there is no news.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 15, 2011, 09:32:28 PM
Found out through the DOS and US Embassy today that the kidnapper is refusing any type of well being check on my daughter, even in a mutual meeting place she said "no" to allowing the authorities to see if she is safe and healthy... anyone care to comment?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 19, 2011, 11:27:23 AM
Today my youngest son Tai, turns 7 years old!

 :birthdaycake

 :birthdaycake

I love my little men...

I would post his pics, but not necessary... you know who he is.

now let's make his next birthday even better (hard to do because I'm going all out)

Missing- Emily Koyama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJahfZFP9C8#)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 19, 2011, 11:45:52 AM
I posted the video as a reminder of what his little heart is dealing with not having his sister joining him again for the second year. Shame on you TRINA!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on March 29, 2011, 12:03:21 AM
First thing... she deleted her propaganda video from YouTube showing how she mentally and emotionally has already brain washed my daughter. I'm done posting for a while, and you can read why:

http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-last-post-for-while.html (http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-last-post-for-while.html)

Thanks again for all the support!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Bree on March 29, 2011, 02:45:31 AM
First thing... she deleted her propaganda video from YouTube showing how she mentally and emotionally has already brain washed my daughter. I'm done posting for a while, and you can read why:

http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-last-post-for-while.html (http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-last-post-for-while.html)

Thanks again for all the support!

I wonder if anyone downloaded the video before she took it down?
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on April 06, 2011, 08:56:18 PM
Checking in... things are going GREAT with me and the boys. We just need the last piece of the puzzle in our home and everything will be complete.  Good things happening, which I believe Costa Rica will have to respond to... that's all I can say.  God Bless all and hold those kids tight!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: LukieD on April 06, 2011, 08:59:43 PM
Checking in... things are going GREAT with me and the boys. We just need the last piece of the puzzle in our home and everything will be complete.  Good things happening, which I believe Costa Rica will have to respond to... that's all I can say.  God Bless all and hold those kids tight!

That's good to hear Roy. Thanks for checking in as all of us are anxious for some good news and positive developments on your case.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on April 08, 2011, 03:39:51 PM
Wanted to share my great day with everyone.  I am a volunteer at the school my boys attend and am also a "real" WATCH DOG DAD.  Check out the interesting reading I found on Costa Rica Law as well... good reading for all.

http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/ (http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/)



Thanks for all your love and support
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on April 23, 2011, 06:10:49 PM
Changing my lifestyle to help me deal with my daily stress...

http://rkoyama.blogspot.com/ (http://rkoyama.blogspot.com/)

I sleep really well and my confidence has grown beyond belief.  When I get my daughter home I'll be able to teach her how to defend herself and hopefully get her involved with the Martial Arts discipline. My boys are already learning from me. God works in mysterious ways... thankful for that.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on July 05, 2011, 06:28:03 PM
 :birthdaycake

Today Emily turns 3 years old... haven't seen one birthday yet.  We'll know more details very soon about her return, but I need to keep all and any information under my hat. Good news ahead...
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: ANALE on July 05, 2011, 09:10:19 PM
Hope and pray that this is the LAST birthday Emily celebrates without you.  Good luck and best wishes for a positive and speedy outcome!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lovellboys on July 06, 2011, 12:59:55 PM
:birthdaycake

Today Emily turns 3 years old... haven't seen one birthday yet.  We'll know more details very soon about her return, but I need to keep all and any information under my hat. Good news ahead...

I keep wondering about you and Emily......hopefully you'll hear something soon.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: JuliRosi on July 06, 2011, 01:34:18 PM
:birthdaycake

Today Emily turns 3 years old... haven't seen one birthday yet.  We'll know more details very soon about her return, but I need to keep all and any information under my hat. Good news ahead...

I keep wondering about you and Emily......hopefully you'll hear something soon.  Fingers crossed.
:yeahthat
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Diane on July 06, 2011, 01:45:04 PM
Can't wait to hear some good news here.   Justice delayed but hopefully soon delivered in the form of reunification with your daughter!!  Diane
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Brigs on July 08, 2011, 06:31:55 AM
Hi Guys for haige convention court order to be enforceable , the country itself has to sign up for this convention . Sadly there are very limited number of countries signed up for this . There are cases the even if you win the case at Haige it does not mean it can be forced or even taken notice of the country the apductie is living
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on July 09, 2011, 12:05:24 AM
Hi Guys for haige convention court order to be enforceable , the country itself has to sign up for this convention . Sadly there are very limited number of countries signed up for this . There are cases the even if you win the case at Haige it does not mean it can be forced or even taken notice of the country the apductie is living
Newbie... I have won my case and every court appearance and now today was supposed to be the last day for ALL decisions, and for some reason Costa Rica has granted an extension.  The fireworks will be going off next week with our government and Costa Rica will be penalized beyond belief.

One, before putting 2 cents in, read my story and you'll know more so you don't seem so lacking of knowledge, and two, learn how to spell if you plan on getting anywhere with the Hague Convention (which I have become an expert on).  Thanks for you input, but read more than one post before you put your opinion in a very hot topic  - no offense, but you are a newbie and BSH has ways for you to learn before you speak... I learned the hard way.

 deadhorse
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: nmissing on July 09, 2011, 02:22:23 AM
That was a bit harsh considering the person is new here. I do read and do my homework before speaking and I was wondering what you were arrested for on June 20th of this year. Your mug shot and arrested details were on Vinelink, a victims resource link on the net to inform victims of crime when the perps are released from jail, as was your picture on Missouri Mug Shots. I wonder what your children were doing at the time the alleged (because in law we are all innocent until proven guilty, well it's what we all would like to think anyway) crime was being committed and the subsequent time spent in the jail.  Who was looking after them and who would be looking after a very small child if you are ultimately charged, found guilty and sentenced and if not when something like this happens again.  Just wondering because we are all here for the best interests of the children and questions like this need to be answered.

Roy Lester Koyama booked on 6/20/2011
http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama (http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama)

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=26000 (https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=26000)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Diane on July 09, 2011, 08:19:31 AM
alleged (because in law we are all innocent until proven guilty



I'm guessing that no one on this forum would want to place judgement on someone, based on what you have put here.   Who is naive enough to believe unfair accusations or one mistake, define  who a person is.   Beyond that,  the legal system is flawed from arrests to conviction  with erroneous and unfair allegations.   Innocence or guilt,  not necessarily a given.   

Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: LukieD on July 09, 2011, 07:07:01 PM
That was a bit harsh considering the person is new here. I do read and do my homework before speaking and I was wondering what you were arrested for on June 20th of this year. Your mug shot and arrested details were on Vinelink, a victims resource link on the net to inform victims of crime when the perps are released from jail, as was your picture on Missouri Mug Shots. I wonder what your children were doing at the time the alleged (because in law we are all innocent until proven guilty, well it's what we all would like to think anyway) crime was being committed and the subsequent time spent in the jail.  Who was looking after them and who would be looking after a very small child if you are ultimately charged, found guilty and sentenced and if not when something like this happens again.  Just wondering because we are all here for the best interests of the children and questions like this need to be answered.

Roy Lester Koyama booked on 6/20/2011
http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama (http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama)

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=26000 (https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=26000)

Hey "nmissing," nice first post. Why don't you come clean and tell us what your connection is to this case since we're all curious. I think that's only fair.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on July 09, 2011, 08:49:19 PM
I found nothing in "Vinelink."

There's a "remove this mugshot" link where you can pay $39 to have a picture removed from the mugshot site.

At best it's a scummy site trying to make a buck off the backs of a group of people that are already marginalized, voiceless and probably poor, at worst it's an extortion scam that doesn't care whose picture or information they have, they will post it trying to get them to pay to be removed.  It doesn't even list the charge he was supposedly "booked" on much less the date or even the year.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: momoftwo on July 09, 2011, 11:12:32 PM
I found nothing in "Vinelink."

There's a "remove this mugshot" link where you can pay $39 to have a picture removed from the mugshot site.

At best it's a scummy site trying to make a buck off the backs of a group of people that are already marginalized, voiceless and probably poor, at worst it's an extortion scam that doesn't care whose picture or information they have, they will post it trying to get them to pay to be removed.  It doesn't even list the charge he was supposedly "booked" on much less the date or even the year.

 :hihi  Now that's exactly what Ana didn't realize she was up against when she abducted Sage thinking she'd left behind nothing you could use against her.  Hilarious.  I actually figured the site was BS when I looked at it and saw the photoshopped picture in the right upper corner with the fake buckteeth...
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: StrngConviction on July 10, 2011, 08:49:10 AM
I live in Missouri and that site is BS . So is trying to hold someones past against them . Esspecially when you consider the abducting parent thought enough of the person to have a child with and sidnt consider his or her background at the time but only when it was convenient for.them to abduct them .
 I agree with LukieD , why dont you just tell us what your relationship is to the child involved . Because if it is with honor and for the child ... Your undermining your own agenda by your acts and presentations .
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: StrngConviction on July 10, 2011, 08:53:54 AM
Missouri site for cases people have had is Case.net i will get the URL and post it . But even that site says you can not rely on the information alone and that ou have to call the court to verify.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on July 10, 2011, 10:12:40 AM
Funny how someone visiting BSH from the United Kingdom just so happens to be interested in a mugshot website from Springfield, MO.

I might further speculate on why such a person would be interested in Vinelink, a resource for, seemingly, tracking Americans that are incarcerated but Mr. Koyama is not listed there at all.  Suffice it to say, false allegations get old quickly.

Curiously enough, there was another woman in the UK, wanted for international child abduction, who created a site called "We are not missing," (a name similar to nmissing's screen name) and has a bit of a history harassing Mr. Koyama while she tries to ride the coattails of Ms. Atwell's case to get someone to pay attention to her.

Some discussion of this woman's prior shenanigans is here:

http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/topic,2782.msg72229/topicseen.html#msg72229 (http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/topic,2782.msg72229/topicseen.html#msg72229)

If this is you Bobo the clown, please take your fake names, false aliases, false allegations and proclivity for parental alienation somewhere else.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: nmissing on July 10, 2011, 11:19:03 AM
here it is

Edit:

I (SageDad) have removed the attachment.  I'm sure that any document providing personal information like phone number, address and social security number is not meant for public distribution and, indeed, completely unavailable to the public.

My question is, if this is real, how do you have access to it and what's your involvement with it?

If you want to pretend you're some anonymous concerned citizen without any personal stake here you should try peddling that story in some other internet forum.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: theprotector on July 10, 2011, 12:23:17 PM
here it is
If the booking sheet isn't enough to say it's true, I don't knwo what is.  It amazes me after reading all of the above that the most important question is being avoided.  WHAT would happen to Koyama's children that are in Missouri while he was sitting in jail?  Or if he is convicted of 2nd Degree Burglary?  What would have happened to his child that was ordered to be returned to United States if in fact she had been returned?  Would she have been taken into foster care while he is working out his legal issues? Sure people make mistakes, you may say it doesn't define a person. But WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN ??? Why isn't Mr. Koyama answering these questions? 

I believe the Watch D.O.G.S  may have a problem with their certified members having a recent arrest history.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on July 10, 2011, 12:24:31 PM
Gee, Carlos, I was just going to comment myself that "nmissing" sounds like an abbreviation of "not missing" and I can easily think of two people who would use such a screen name. :hihi
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: forthelost on July 10, 2011, 12:37:15 PM
Second degree burglary in Missouri is defined as (in case anyone's wondering):

Quote
" A person commits the crime of burglary in the second degree when he knowingly enters unlawfully or knowingly remains unlawfully in a building or inhabitable structure for the purpose of committing a crime therein."
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Rpaikin on July 10, 2011, 02:36:20 PM
here it is
If the booking sheet isn't enough to say it's true, I don't knwo what is.  It amazes me after reading all of the above that the most important question is being avoided.  WHAT would happen to Koyama's children that are in Missouri while he was sitting in jail? 

I think the most important question right now is the authenticity of the post. Secondly, if it is authentic, what happened? If it is not authentic, there has got to be a lawsuit aganst the person that did a lot of work to fake such a post. If it is authentic....
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: StrngConviction on July 10, 2011, 02:55:38 PM
here it is
If the booking sheet isn't enough to say it's true, I don't knwo what is.  It amazes me after reading all of the above that the most important question is being avoided.  WHAT would happen to Koyama's children that are in Missouri while he was sitting in jail?  Or if he is convicted of 2nd Degree Burglary?  What would have happened to his child that was ordered to be returned to United States if in fact she had been returned?  Would she have been taken into foster care while he is working out his legal issues? Sure people make mistakes, you may say it doesn't define a person. But WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN ??? Why isn't Mr. Koyama answering these questions? 

I believe the Watch D.O.G.S  may have a problem with their certified members having a recent arrest history.
first off it would depend on where the childs habiual residence was and if it was a wrongful removal . Doesnt matter if he was in jail or not . Hague is no more a criminal case than a custody
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: Rpaikin on July 10, 2011, 03:14:38 PM
[]first off it would depend on where the childs habiual residence was and if it was a wrongful removal . Doesnt matter if he was in jail or not . Hague is no more a criminal case than a custody
[/quote]

I believe it does matter. I'm not a lawyer, but this is what a lawyer told me, so this is second hand.

If X broke the law, he might lose custody of a child. This would depend on what the charges and convictions are. I'm not sure if second degree burglary is one of those charges. If prison time is involved, that would also help Trina getting full custody. If Trina gets full custody, she can basically go wherever she wants with the child. Custody issues can always be challenged no matter what the previous custody agreement is. It is not absolute. A good reason can always void the previous agreement.

Having said that, I'm praying that this is a fake. If it is a fake, maybe Roy can sue whoever made the post, because this would be a serious fraud that hurt Roy's reputation and possible funding, and possible future work by US officials.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: StrngConviction on July 10, 2011, 04:32:16 PM
[]first off it would depend on where the childs habiual residence was and if it was a wrongful removal . Doesnt matter if he was in jail or not . Hague is no more a criminal case than a custody

I believe it does matter. I'm not a lawyer, but this is what a lawyer told me, so this is second hand.

If X broke the law, he might lose custody of a child. This would depend on what the charges and convictions are. I'm not sure if second degree burglary is one of those charges. If prison time is involved, that would also help Trina getting full custody. If Trina gets full custody, she can basically go wherever she wants with the child. Custody issues can always be challenged no matter what the previous custody agreement is. It is not absolute. A good reason can always void the previous agreement.

Having said that, I'm praying that this is a fake. If it is a fake, maybe Roy can sue whoever made the post, because this would be a serious fraud that hurt Roy's reputation and possible funding, and possible future work by US officials.
[/quote]as you said "he might lose custody" a hague case is not a custody hearing , its sole purpose is to return the child to his/her habitual residence if they were wrongfully removed ,the father/mother could have been in prison when the child was wrongfully removed and would HAVE NO BEARING as long as it wasnt for a hate crime or something proving the LBT would hurt the child.as a result of the return .
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on July 10, 2011, 06:27:27 PM
I have banned nmissing AKA "bobo the clown" and theprotector AKA Trina Atwell.

If you try to come here again to post under fake names and cast aspersions about parents here without having the integrity to say who you are, what your role in this abduction case is and be transparent about what your posting I will ban any new accounts you create and delete your posts permanently without further warning.

I do not know any of the details of the story behind the documents they are posting but I don't lend much credence to anonymous cowards attacking a LBP here under false pretenses.

Whatever else Roy may be he is the father of a child who was illegally removed from the United States to Costa Rica and when he writes about himself, his family and his history he does so in his own name. These facts are not in dispute.

In any case, the proper forum for you to argue that Roy is an incapable father is in the habitual residence of the child.  Not in Costa Rica and not in these forums.

Edit:

This thread, which has diverged wildly from what I originally intended it to be, has gotten so big that no one will probably ever read the whole thing.  For updates on the Koyama abduction case please use the Koyama sub-forum:

http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/board,52.0.html (http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/board,52.0.html)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on July 11, 2011, 09:43:31 AM
That was a bit harsh considering the person is new here. I do read and do my homework before speaking and I was wondering what you were arrested for on June 20th of this year. Your mug shot and arrested details were on Vinelink, a victims resource link on the net to inform victims of crime when the perps are released from jail, as was your picture on Missouri Mug Shots. I wonder what your children were doing at the time the alleged (because in law we are all innocent until proven guilty, well it's what we all would like to think anyway) crime was being committed and the subsequent time spent in the jail.  Who was looking after them and who would be looking after a very small child if you are ultimately charged, found guilty and sentenced and if not when something like this happens again.  Just wondering because we are all here for the best interests of the children and questions like this need to be answered.

Roy Lester Koyama booked on 6/20/2011
http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama (http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama)

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=26000 (https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=26000)

To answer your question Lynette, Trina, and others helping her commit a crime...

I was arrested in the middle of the day when I was checking out some vandalism that happened to the house my parents are selling.  When the police showed up the realtor told them that nobody was allowed on the property without an appointment. I told them it's my parents house and the cop still took me in because "he" didn't know who I was.  I was on the property and well, nobody was supposed to be which I wasn't informed of by my parents until it was too late, who also called the police department to immediately release me because there was no way it was me... I was simply going to the house my parents are selling because my neighbor told me it had been vandalized and I should check it out.  Every thing is getting dropped, erased like it never happened. Nothing exciting for kidnappers to rejoice about thinking you have an ounce of anything bad about me.

 :shitstorm

been dealing with the storm for a while now
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: StrngConviction on July 11, 2011, 10:10:06 AM
That was a bit harsh considering the person is new here. I do read and do my homework before speaking and I was wondering what you were arrested for on June 20th of this year. Your mug shot and arrested details were on Vinelink, a victims resource link on the net to inform victims of crime when the perps are released from jail, as was your picture on Missouri Mug Shots. I wonder what your children were doing at the time the alleged (because in law we are all innocent until proven guilty, well it's what we all would like to think anyway) crime was being committed and the subsequent time spent in the jail.  Who was looking after them and who would be looking after a very small child if you are ultimately charged, found guilty and sentenced and if not when something like this happens again.  Just wondering because we are all here for the best interests of the children and questions like this need to be answered.

Roy Lester Koyama booked on 6/20/2011
http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama (http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama)

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=26000 (https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=26000)

To answer your question Lynette, Trina, and others helping her commit a crime...

I was arrested in the middle of the day when I was checking out some vandalism that happened to the house my parents are selling.  When the police showed up the realtor told them that nobody was allowed on the property without an appointment. I told them it's my parents house and the cop still took me in because "he" didn't know who I was.  I was on the property and well, nobody was supposed to be which I wasn't informed of by my parents until it was too late, who also called the police department to immediately release me because there was no way it was me... I was simply going to the house my parents are selling because my neighbor told me it had been vandalized and I should check it out.  Every thing is getting dropped, erased like it never happened. Nothing exciting for kidnappers to rejoice about thinking you have an ounce of anything bad about me.

 :shitstorm

been dealing with the storm for a while now
:yeahthat
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: StrngConviction on July 11, 2011, 10:11:42 AM
Are you from Missouri lttlmtn?
 I was born and raised here in Waynesville/St. Robert  ( Ft Leonard Wood )
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on July 11, 2011, 10:40:25 AM
Are you from Missouri lttlmtn?
 I was born and raised here in Waynesville/St. Robert  ( Ft Leonard Wood )
Originally from California... me and my ex wife split up 6 years ago and she was born and raised in Springfield, so she decided to take the kids and told me if I ever wanted to be in their lives I had to move... So I left everything I knew and moved to Springfield, MO to be a father to my children which most people would NEVER do.  I've been here for almost 7 years now and not going anywhere since this is where my boys are.  Most people have NO IDEA the sacrifices I've made to make sure my kids have a good father in their life, but I'm not trying to win any awards.  I just want my kids to know what a fathers love is and meant to be.  Millions of children will never know, and I'm not taking my children for granted... that's why I am still fighting to get Emily home and will NEVER stop fighting or give in, or give up!
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: ANALE on July 11, 2011, 10:56:36 AM
Thanks Roy for clearing up the story.  I knew there had to be some explanation.  You just don't seem to catch a break!  So now those Newbies can go back under the rock from which they came.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on July 11, 2011, 11:10:47 AM
Thanks Roy for clearing up the story.  I knew there had to be some explanation.  You just don't seem to catch a break!  So now those Newbies can go back under the rock from which they came.

You are right... I am not the guy to win the lottery for sure.  Here's a little post I added to my BLOG today just to get some things out.  I'm tired and not up for games anymore...

http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/ (http://lbpblueprints.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: StrngConviction on July 11, 2011, 11:14:56 AM
here it is

Edit:

I (SageDad) have removed the attachment.  I'm sure that any document providing personal information like phone number, address and social security number is not meant for public distribution and, indeed, completely unavailable to the public.

My question is, if this is real, how do you have access to it and what's your involvement with it?

If you want to pretend you're some anonymous concerned citizen without any personal stake here you should try peddling that story in some other internet forum.
lmbo . I want super powers like that !
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: SageDad on July 11, 2011, 12:03:07 PM
...
lmbo . I want super powers like that !

With great power comes great responsibility  :p

...and now I'm locking this thread before it breaks the internet.
Title: Re: Kidnapping American Children - Costa Rican Style
Post by: lttlmtn on July 11, 2011, 12:06:49 PM
FYI... no more mug shot.   :hihi


http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama (http://springfieldmugshots.com/search/?q=koyama)

DON'T mess with LBP's... we know all your tricks and always will rise above!

I'll let you know when I have something, until then I'm out...

Roy Koyama LBP of Emily Alina Koyama