Facebook Reunites Mother with Kidnapped Children
An unnamed mother from San Bernardino in southern California was able to locate her children that were taken away from her by the children’s own father 15 years ago.
Faustino Utrera kidnapped his three year old daughter and two year old son 15 years ago.
The mother has tried to look for them but was only able to find them when she located her daughter’s account in the social network site Facebook.
The two exchanged messages but it suddenly stopped when the daughter sent a message “Not interested in a relationship. We just have a happy life. Leave us alone.” Her account after then disappeared.
The mother did not give up and asked help from San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Kurt Rowley. Together, with some investigators, they were able to locate the father and the children in central Florida.
Utrera was arrested and charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of violating child custody orders. The children (the girl now 17 and the boy now 16) were first placed under the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families before they were turned over to their mother.