Tuesday, April 24, 2012

International Family Abduction Community Awaits Eileen Clark Extradition Outcome

Fifteen years ago, Eileen Clark, an American Citizen kidnapped her three children in a Family Abduction from New Mexico, USA to the United Kingdom. Eileen Clark was arrested in July 2010, in Oxford, UK. For the past 19 months, her team of lawyers have used the legal system to fight extradition back to the United States to face Parental Kidnapping charges in the USA.

 Her final arguments argued in the High Court:

  • that it would be unlawful and "oppressive" to extradite her because of her worsening psychiatric problems and fear of flying
  • the US authorities were at fault for not seeking her return earlier as she had been living "openly" in the UK since December 1998 and had put down "deep roots". 

We understand that Lord Justice Burnton refused to certify that her case raised issues of general public importance. The refusal effectively blocks the former aerobics trainer and model from taking her case to the UK Supreme Court. The High Court said it accepted that Mrs Clark would suffer hardship, but it could not be characterized as oppressive.

We are not surprised to hear that Ms. Clark and her team of Underground or Protective Parent Attorneys are trying to setup a special charter flight. For the proclaimed indigent, manipulative and narcissistic underground mothers, we have seen requests like this in other cases. We don't see any reason why Ms. Clark shouldn't fly Coach -- Ms. Clark obviously feels that the rules that apply to the rest of society, don't apply to her.

The Family Abduction Community that includes searching and recovering victim parents is closely following the Eileen Clark International Parental Kidnapping Case. Ms. Clark effectively played Judge, Jury and Executioner (a Faye Yager term) and solely decided the Custody Agreement of her Children. The children, which are now adults are all over 18 years old, and there is sadly no law mandating they reunify with their father. The Extradition from the UK, a conviction for parental kidnapping with a long prison sentence and restitution for the left-behind victim parent would send a strong message to the Protective Parent Community including the Protective Parent Lawyers that parental kidnapping is not an reasonable alternative to a custody agreement. In this age where the U.S. Family Courts prefer co-parenting for the best interests of the child, that would certainly be the step moving forward.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Is John France a Bigamist? Could Amanda Weisal France also be Guility

An interesting look at the Florida Bigamy statues. Could John France and Amanda Weisal France both be guility? Maybe this is another Balloon Boy Story!


826.01 Bigamy; punishment. ---
Whoever, having a husband or wife living, marries another person shall, except in the cases mentioned in s. 826.02, be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084

826.02 Exceptions. ---
The provisions of s. 826.01 shall not extend to any person:
(1) Who reasonably believes that the prior spouse is dead.
(2) Whose prior spouse has voluntarily deserted him and remained absent for the space of 3 years continuously, the party marrying again not knowing the other to be living within that time.
(3) Whose bonds of matrimony have been dissolved.
(4) Who violates its provisions because a domestic or foreign court has entered an invalid judgment purporting to terminate or annul the prior marriage and the defendant does not know that judgment to be invalid.
(5) Who reasonably believes that he is legally eligible to remarry.

826.03 Knowingly marrying husband or wife of another. ---
Whoever knowingly marries the husband or wife of another person, knowing him or her to be the spouse of another person, shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

Amanda Weisal France - Learn How to Use Facebook! Protect the Privacy of the Children!

John France's alleged second wife Amanda Weisel France needs to make her Facebook Profile Private to protect the privacy of the France children. I can't believe after NBC Today Show aired, that she would continue to keep her Facebook Photo Albums public. A good step-mother would want to protect these children, not display them on Facebook for the media and public to gawk at. I am thinking that John France and his wife Amanda Weisal France have another agenda here. Are they exploiting their children and this situation for notoriety and one minute celeb reality show status or are they just two narcissistic individuals that are unable and incapable to put their children's needs ahead of theirs (a common profile of parental kidnappers).

Where are the professionals in this case? In Tampa, Florida, which state agency is going to step in?

Amanda Weisal France

Amanda Weisel France - Protect Your Facebook Album

Custody Advice to Lynn France - John France Bigamist and Parental Kidnapper

We have some advice for Lynn France, the alleged wife of alleged Bigamist and alleged parental kidnapper John France. When a parent of your child moves to another state with your children without a custody order "move away" or permission from the courts or intentionally withholds custody time with your children, that's a parental kidnapping. It shouldn't matter if you are married, were married or were never married. You are still the mother or parent of your children and John France is and always will be a parental kidnapper if he blocks custody sharing or custody time.

For the victim parent of a "move away", I imagine it is really difficult to not have contact with your children. I would hope that your attorney has negotiated phone calls with them. I would also hope that now with the NBC Today Show publicity, John France will at the very least agree to some shared custody with out any additional agreements or stipulations.

Good luck Lynn France! We hope that you are reunified with your children very soon.

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John France - Parental Kidnapper and Bigamist

NBC's TodayShow aired a story on John France who allegedly got married in Italy to his wife Lynn France had two children, then moved with his two children to Tampa, Florida where he married Amanda Weisel France. John did not get a divorce because he claimed he was never married to Linda France because his marriage in Italy was not legal. Linda France has not seen her children for several months because John allegedly refuses to provide her with any custody. However, she has found pictures of her children on Facebook as well as photos of John France's marriage to Amanda Weisel France. Here are the links below to John France's Facebook account.

After the story was aired this morning on NBC, we hope that John France will "dad-up" in the next 48 hours negotiate a custody agreement with Linda France and put his kids on the plane to Ohio for some type of shared custody. Regardless if John is a Bigamist, this appears to be a clear act of Parental Kidnapping and the rightful state for venue should be Ohio. John France can't just pick up and move the kids to Tampa, Florida.

We also hope that NBC did their research and Linda France story checks out. For whatever reason, it appears some Ohio Judge would not grant a temporary order to Lynn France. In the eyes of the France children, what a very sad story.

NBC Ohio Story

John France Facebook Account

Amanda Weisal France (2nd Wife)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Judge Should Order Immediate Joint Custody for Tonya Craft

We've been following the reunification of underground children for nearly two decades and what we know is that children are resilient. Even after all the allegations and the media circus, not too different than the OJ Simpson trial, OJ received eventual legal custody if his childre. We believe so should Tonya Craft and any delay by the legal process or her former spouse Joel Heinke is very, very wrong. The Family Court Judge should order immediate joint custody for Tonya Craft. He should order a 50/50 residential custody agreement if that's possible.

In addition, both parties especially Joel Heinke and his new wife must agree to engage in co-parenting and not disparge the other parents without predjudice to any upcoming civil litigation. All Family Court files should be sealed. The court should appoint a guardian ad litem attorney for the child and should work with the child's therapist to reunify the child in less than two weeks. The funds for this reunification should be paid by the District Attorneys office or some victim fund if Joel Heinke will not bear this cost in the best interests of his children.

However, if Joel Heinke does not agree, then the court will need to fast track an evaluation and consider full joint and residential custody to Tonya Craft.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tonya Craft is Our Hero - Her Civil Case Against Accusers Could Change History!

In 1992, Faye Yager was acquitted by a Georgia Cobb County jury of kidnapping and other child abuse charges. Eighteen years later, Tonya Craft, after her acquittal has filed a $25 million dollar lawsuit against accusers in a Rome, Georgia Federal Court. Those named in the lawsuit include: Sandra Lamb, Sherri and Dewayne Wilson, her former husband Joal Henke, his current wife Sarah, Kelli McDonald, Sgt. Tim Deal, Catoosa County, Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers, Suzi Thorne, Stacy Long, Laurie Evans, the Childrens Advocacy Center of the Lookout Mountain Judicial District and the Greenhouse Childrens Advocacy Center.

Finally, the Georgia legal system which has previously had a reputation of rarely getting it right as in the Faye Yager case has a chance to play a major role in reforming the child abuse legal system. This lawsuit is unprecedented and if successful will play a major role to ensure child abuse professional without proper training are never allowed to interview young children. It will also put radical or extremists child abuse professionals on notice that they must proceed with caution in these cases and gather unquestionable evidence in these cases rather than rely on testimony of young children. It should also put parents on notice that they should not interview their own children in these cases. In addition, it should remind everyone including the media to use the word "alleged" when talking about a defendant on trial.

Tonya Craft and your legal team, you're our heroes!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Breaking News - Tonya Craft Found Not Gulity

There is breaking news that Tonya Craft was found Not Gulity, acquitted of 22 counts of child molestation.

Wow, so the jurors actually saw through the prosecutors case based on the testimony of 5 year old child. This is great news for not only the members of the this community but the entire child abuse and divorce cases. It's verdicts like these that will force law enforcement and prosecutors to obtain direct evidence in these cases before filing charges against innocent individuals.

I think the true character of young prosecutors Chris Ardt and Len Gregor and Judge Brian House's are revealed with this verdict. Congrats to this jury!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Tonya Craft Trial Verdict?

Will Tonya Craft be Innocent or Guilty? Or will the jury be hung -- a McMartin Preschool Trial 2.0?

After the horrobile and heinous false allegations and prejudices against the Buckley family in the McMartin Preschool Trial, one would never think that it would ever occur in American again -- especially nearly a decade later. But that's what is happening in Ringgold, Georgia, a small town with a population of 2,422 in Catoosa County, a poplution of 62,825. The jury consisting of 7 men and five women will decide the fate of Tonya Craft who is being accused of twenty two counts of child abuse of three girls, including her own daughter.

I am not certain of the difference in demographics between one of the McMartin case and the Tonya Craft juries but even if some of these jurors only watched a few episodes of Law and Order, it would be difficult to understand how they could not come up with Not Gulity verdict or at the very least a hung jury. The defense attorneys which included lead attorney Desmosthenese Lorandos, PhD, JD. who also has a degree in psychology and experience in false allegation cases. The Defense attorneys put on a excellent case and hopefully their defense was not too complex for this jury to understand. These types of trials are very complicated and even well educated juries may have difficulty unraveling the key factors in the case.

Here are the key reasons this jury should arrive at a NOT GUILTY verdict.
  • Testimony of the Children -- Just like in the McMartin Preschool case, these children should never have interviewed by the marginally qualified detective or therapists in this case. The parents should have also been warned not to interview the children and let the professionals do it. If a professional was not available in this small town or county, then one should have been brought in from another city in Georgia. These are complex cases and these professionals should at the very least used some of the resources available to them before trying to do it themselves. A woman molesting young girls is very uncommon and the these professionals should have know that and acted accordingly. The parents and professionals more than likely implanted false memories in these children and even the most unsophisticated juror should be able to arrive at this conclusion.
  • Testimony of the Therapists -- In these trials, there are professionals that actually have direct knowledge of the case and those overzealous expert witnesses like Wendy Murphy that are willing to say anything for their cause or current or future professional reputation. Hopefully, the jurors are able to distinguish the difference between the two even if they are not regular viewers of Law and Order or did not follow the OJ Simpson trial.
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt -- The verdict in a trial like this should never be about "Better Safe than Sorry" with a testimony of young 5 year old children and no direct medical evidence supporting the charge against Tonya Craft. This is about sending a mother and former school teacher to jail for rest of her life.
  • Child Actor -- The mother and father of the child actor who apparently is one of the accusers is critical factor in the case. The trial has brought National attention to this child in this very small town and despite being a child victim, this child's profile still appears on IMDB.com. The fact that despite the child being a victim in the national media, her parents did not remove her profile from IMDB.com. This should have at least had it removed until the trial was over, especially since there were a number of blogs that liked to her picture. If that's what these parents are all about, it sounds like at least some of the jurors might know that which makes the testimony of the child actress questionable.
  • Judge Brian House -- In a small community, it sounds like it's nearly impossible for a judge not to have potential conflicts but it's hard to believe that some juror doesn't know that Judge House at one time represented one of Tonya Craft's former spouses. That fact alone is a reason Judge House should have recused himself. One juror Paul Knight was dismissed, he allegedly told his wife, “He (Paul Knight) had said that they were a bunch of hicks down there and that the prosecutor, Chris Arnt, was a jerk, as was the judge, Brian House.”" If Knight thought that, it's really hard to believe other jurors don't.
  • Child Abuse Trials -- The defense attorneys call it a conspiracy, but with these child abuse trials like the McMartin, Wenache and the Faye Yager Trials is all the professionals and expert witnesses that are part of the divorce industry.

So how did all this happen? All it really takes is one overzelous prosecutor and after that the divorce industry and media did the rest. In this case it sounds like Chris Ardt is that prosecutor. He charged a Kindergarten School teacher with child molestation of three very young girls and acted almost solely on their testimony rather than getting other evidence. It's really too bad he didn't do his homework before charging Tonya Craft and it's even worse that he didn't force Detective Tim Deal to get a video tape or more credible evidence in this case -- if he would have, it would have saved the taxpayers thousands of dollars and more importantly for Tonya Craft, her reputation and having to undergo this horrible and heinous trial.

With a Not Guilty verdict, Tonya Craft will seek joint custody of her children. With a Guilty verdict, she will appeal the verdict and be sentenced by Judge Brian House.

The Tonya Craft Trial Judge and Lawyers

Judge Brian House (Admitted to Bar 1990), once the divorce attorney for one of Tonya Craft's former spouses refused to recuse himself from the case. Regardless of an innocent, gulity, or no verdict, he will eventually face re-election. He may also face eventual investigation investigation for judicial misconduct.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Arnt (Admitted to Bar in 1992)

Assistant District Attorney Len Gregor, 45.

Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD, JD - Lead defense attorney.

Member of the California, Michigan, and New York state bars, as well as a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Dr. Lorandos is also a PhD-level psychologist.

Scott King- Defense Attorney

Lawyer for Slater & De Foor law firm based in Atlanta. Bachelors Degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1994. A member of the Georgia state bar since 1995.

Cary S. King- Defense Attorney

Lawyer for Slater & De Foor law firm based in Atlanta. Bachelors Degree from Georgia State University in 1963 and is a 1994 graduate of the John Marshall Law School where he finished Summa Cum Laude. King has admissions in Georgia, U.S. District Court Northern District, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, U.S. Federal Court, and U.S. District Court Central District of California.

Clancy Covert- Defense Attorney

Lawyer for Luther-Anderson law firm based in Chattanooga. Bachelors Degree in Business Management/Marketing in 1994 from Carson-Newman College. He earned his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law in 1999. Covert was admitted to the Tennessee bar and the U.S. Middle District in 1999.