Probation in Child Abduction Case: Mother who was the Focus of an International Manhunt Won’t Serve Any Jail Time

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In 2012, Pfeifer, 32, was arrested in France last December after violating custody orders that she return with her sons. 

“The safety of the two sons that are at issue in this case was my primary concern.”

— Prosecutor Deanne Castorena

LOS ANGELES (KABC)  reports: A mother accused of keeping her two young sons from their fathers has escaped jail time. Maria Pfeifer was the subject of an international manhunt for violating custody orders and failing to return from vacation in Europe.

“For us, for the defense team, the big result was she’s not serving a day in jail on this case.”

— Pfeifer’s attorneys

On Monday, Pfeifer, a former Los Angeles resident, was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay restitution.

[See ABC7 VIDEO ‘s report here]

Prosecutors says Pfeifer plead guilty to one felony count of custody deprivation. The sentence imposed Monday allows for Pfeifer, who is nine months pregnant, to travel out of the country. Read the rest of this entry »


Muslim cleric arrested for abducting 11-year-old girl

abductedMUZAFFARNAGAR: A Muslim cleric has been arrested for allegedly abducting an 11-year-old girl in Budhana town of the district.

Abdul Rahim, the imam of a Mosque, was arrested yesterday after the girl, who was missing since August 21 was found in Budhana when police questioned Abdul.

The child’s family had filed a missing complaint and during investigation police had nabbed the cleric.

The cleric was today produced before the court of chief judicial magistrate K P Singh who sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

Source: Times Of India via shariaunveiled.com