Mother arrested at U.S. airport for allegedly “kidnapping” son eight years ago

Published: July 11, 2014

A 2013 file photo of American Airlines planes on the tarmac at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where Padmashini Drees was arrested for child abduction. Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News

IANS

New York  – A woman was arrested in the U.S. when she arrived at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for allegedly “kidnapping” her son when she took him back to India with her nearly ten years ago.

The boy, now 10-years-old, was reunited with his father Dean James Drees when he arrived at the Texas airport on Wednesday - eight years after he left the U.S. with his mother, according to the McKinney Courier-Gazette.

Police said the boy was two-years-old when his mother, Padmashini Drees, “kidnapped” him in December 2006 . The abduction was reported Jan 10, 2007 and police then issued an arrest warrant against Padmashini for interference with the child’s custody.

The case remained open for the past eight years, until police learned she planned to return to the U.S. with her son, so they traced her at the airport.

Padmashini Drees is now in Collin County Jail on a $10,000 bail, the McKinney Courier-Gazette reported. Her jail record lists Dean James Drees as her ex-husband.

She’s been charged with breaking the child custody law.

IANS 2014-07-11 21:34:03

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