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Title: Suspected child abduction halted at SFO
Post by: Bree on July 21, 2011, 02:21:39 PM
I just saw this posted on Twitter:

Suspected child abduction halted at SFO

A 30-year-old Napa man bound for Jordan was arrested Tuesday before he boarded a plane at the San Francisco International Airport with his two daughters, Napa Police said.

Investigators said Ahmad Alwawi was in apparent violation of a Napa court order that he not take his children out of Napa County during divorce proceedings.

Alwawi was detained at the airport before he and his two daughters boarded an early afternoon flight for Amman, Jordan via Chicago, Napa Police Sgt. Chase Haag said.

His wife, Jessica Alwawi, had filed for divorce Friday in Napa County Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences, court documents show.

In her declaration to the court, Jessica Alwawi's said her husband wanted to take the girls to either Jordan or Saudi Arabia.

The court issued a temporary court order Friday directing that Ahmad Alwawi not to take the two girls, ages 4 and 1, out of Napa County, court documents show.

More at the link: 
http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/suspected-child-abduction-halted-at-sfo/article_b1e4f14a-ad7f-11e0-b0d9-001cc4c002e0.html (http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/suspected-child-abduction-halted-at-sfo/article_b1e4f14a-ad7f-11e0-b0d9-001cc4c002e0.html)
Title: Re: Suspected child abduction halted at SFO
Post by: Diane on July 21, 2011, 05:30:59 PM
O my gosh.   That was a very close call.  For once the system worked.   Four and one year old little girls,  who likely would not have seen their mother again for many years.   I hope steps will be taken to prevent him from another attempt.  Someone needs to direct her to this forum.   Diane
Title: Re: Suspected child abduction halted at SFO
Post by: todez on July 21, 2011, 07:19:21 PM
That mother was very lucky in this case!  I still don't understand why there are no exit controls at U.S. ports.  That would halt a large percentage of these abductions.
Title: Re: Suspected child abduction halted at SFO
Post by: rduffiel on July 21, 2011, 08:39:18 PM
Thank God, at least this is one abduction that was stopped.
Title: Re: Suspected child abduction halted at SFO
Post by: StrngConviction on July 21, 2011, 11:29:23 PM
O my gosh.   That was a very close call.  For once the system worked.   Four and one year old little girls,  who likely would not have seen their mother again for many years.   I hope steps will be taken to prevent him from another attempt.  Someone needs to direct her to this forum.   Diane
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Title: Re: Suspected child abduction halted at SFO
Post by: momoftwo on July 22, 2011, 03:15:58 AM
How terrifying, but what a blessing it didn't work this time.  I can't imagine being a four-year-old girl from the U.S. who was then taken to Jordan of all places.