"Child stealing is child abuse.....Children are used as both objects and weapons in the struggle between the parents which leads to the brutalization of the children psychologically, specifically destroying their sense of trust in the world around them.....We must re-conceptualize child stealing as child abuse of the most flagrant sort." (Huntington, 1982, p. 7)
There is no Federal Statute of Limitations regarding kidnapping a child. They can be considered victim's all of their lives. As the left behind parent, Ron can pursue having Jodi and Donald prosecuted for abducting his children, Shelby and Ronald from their home with him, into their adulthood in civil and criminal courts. This compounded with Jodi's continued and intentional neglectful abuse of hiding and keeping them from him now, 19 years after the original abduction by refusing to interact responsibly, co-parenting, compromising with Ron and letting him see and speak to his children and grandchildren without her involvement. This will not look well on her and Donald's behalf when this current evidence is presented to the courts as well as everything else from the past 19 years. Jodi currently continues to stalk, harass and terrorize him and myself as is evidenced in her phone calls, emails, and website postings. I no longer post links to her pages sharing what it is like being the victim of a Stage 3 Obsessed Alienator because of the malicious and negative vitriol. Her false illusions. Her delusions. Anyone wanting that information can search for her website themselves. This is a prime example of why Parental Abduction is "The Ultimate Hate Crime" because it is ongoing. Jodi is a "Psychopath" who enjoys terrorizing and torturing the father of her children as well as myself. She is a bully. It obviously, is a sick and morbid game to her, which from perspective, she already has lost because of her twisted perverseness and lack of compassion for her children, grandchildren and their father/grandfather.
Jodi Rae Ross Griffing- Psychopathic Obsessed Alienator, Child Abductor and Child Abuser
Donald Wayne Griffing-Child Abductor, Child Abuser and Thief
Christopher J. Liebman-The Attorney that assisted Jodi and Donald in abducting and alienating Shelby and Ronald
What would drive a parent to abduct their own child and take them literally away from the safety and security of their home and the other loving parent? From my experience of witnessing this first hand, it is a self centered need for revenge and hatred. Purely an act driven by narcissism. Doesn't a parent who does this realize the pain and suffering they are putting their own child through? Are they so self centered that they can not see beyond their own issues and needs? Well, I guess not. That is why there are established agency's such as The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. As well as a court system and laws to bring justice for the abducted child as well as the left behind parent. Sometimes parental abductions turn tragic. As was the case regarding a counselor from "Team Hope" who I spoke to. Her son had been abducted and tragically, was never was recovered alive. He was murdered. Now, it boggles my mind how a parent would abduct a child to keep them from the other parent and then turn around and harm them. What a tragic end. Here that woman from "Team Hope", called me to offer Ron and myself comfort and support because of Ron's children being abducted. At least, as far as we know Shelby and Ronald are still alive. Although Ron has not seen either one of them since their abduction 19 years ago. Because of Jodi's need to keep Ron's children from him, she won't allow him to talk on the phone with his own children without her supervision. Once again, it boggles my mind the self centeredness of such an individual. Sick. Sick. Sick. Such a sick and lost soul. She will never have the "joy" of watching her children and their father Ron, laughing and playing together because of her own depraved sickness. It is a great loss for all of them. She is incapable of this kind of "love", "happiness" and "joy" because of her own perverseness. Truly sad. Here is the link for "Team Hope" which is made up of a group of volunteers who they, themselves have had their children abducted and are the left behind parent.
Kidnapping is the crime of taking a person against their will to an undisclosed location. This may be done for ransom or in furtherance of another crime, or in connection with a child custody dispute.
According to the laws of Oklahoma if any person, without lawful authority, forcibly seizes and confines another, or inveigles or kidnaps another, with intent, either:
■To cause such other person to be confined or imprisoned in this state against the will of the other person; or
■To cause such other person to be sent out of this state against the will of the other person; or
■To cause such person to be sold as a slave, or in any way held to service against the will of such person,
Such person shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding twenty years. However, the consent of the person kidnapped or confined, shall not be a defense, unless it appears satisfactorily to the jury, that such person was above the age of twelve years, and that such consent was not extorted by threat, or by duress[i].
Every person who, without lawful authority, forcibly seizes and confines another, or inveigles or kidnaps for purpose of extortion or assisting in disposing, receiving, possessing or exchanging money or property received shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall suffer death or imprisonment in the State Penitentiary, not less than ten years[ii]. However, if the offender is not a principal in the kidnapping, s/he shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary, not less than five (5) years[iii].
Title 21 O.S.1991, § 891 provides:
Any person who maliciously, forcibly or fraudulently takes or entices away any child under the age of twelve (12) years, with intent to detain and conceal such child from its parent, guardian or other person having the lawful charge of such child is punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment
According to Mont. Code Anno., § 45-5-302,a person commits the offense of kidnapping if s/he knowingly or purposely and without lawful authority restrains another person by either secreting or holding the other person in a place of isolation or by using or threatening to use physical force. According to Mont. Code Anno., § 45-5-303 .a person commits the offense of aggravated kidnapping if s/he knowingly or purposely and without lawful authority restrains another person by either secreting or holding the other person in a place of isolation or by using or threatening to use physical force, with any of the following purposes:
■to hold for ransom or reward or as a shield or hostage;
■to facilitate commission of any felony or flight thereafter;
■to inflict bodily injury on or to terrorize the victim or another;
■to interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function; or
■to hold another in a condition of involuntary servitude.
A person convicted of the offense of kidnapping shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a term of not less than 2 years or more than 10 years and may be fined not more than $ 50,000. A person convicted of the offense of aggravated kidnapping shall be punished by death or life imprisonment as or be imprisoned in the state prison for a term of not less than 2 years or more than 100 years and may be fined not more than $ 50,000. If the offender voluntarily released the victim alive, in a safe place, and with no serious bodily injury, s/he shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a term of not less than 2 years or more than 10 years and may be fined not more than $ 50,000.
Montana Department of Justice preserves and protects the safety and security of citizens in Montana. Division of Criminal Investigations provides direct assistance in a broad range of criminal investigations.
45-5-304. Custodial interference. (1) A person commits the offense of custodial interference if, knowing that the person has no legal right to do so, the person takes, entices, or withholds from lawful custody any child, incompetent person, or other person entrusted by authority of law to the custody of another person or institution.
(2) A person convicted of the offense of custodial interference shall be imprisoned in the state prison for any term not to exceed 10 years or be fined an amount not to exceed $50,000, or both.
(3) With respect to the first alleged commission of the offense only, a person who has not left the state does not commit an offense under this section if the person voluntarily returns the child, incompetent person, or other person to lawful custody before arraignment. With respect to the first alleged commission of the offense only, a person who has left the state does not commit an offense under this section if the person voluntarily returns the child, incompetent person, or other person to lawful custody before arrest.
Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act
The federal Parental Kidnapping Protection Act (PKPA), is an Act of Congress signed into law in 1980. The purpose of the Act was to establish national standards for the assertion of child custody jurisdiction within the United States. The Act does not explicitly state which is the proper state in which an initial child custody matter should be filed, but provides that the assertion of child custody jurisdiction by any State without consideration of the Act's requirements does not provide a resulting "full faith and credit" in other States.
In addition to its provisions for full faith and credit, the PKPA explicitly provides that a State cannot modify the child custody decree of another state without complying with the terms of the PKPA. Thus, if a State modifies a previous child custody order without compliance with the PKPA, the modification is not entitled to full faith and credit in other states.
In 1999, Congress enacted an amendment that explicitly includes “visitation” rights in the definition of “custody” rights covered by the Act. Accordingly, the determination or modification of either legal custody, residence or visitation rights must comply with the PKPA or risk a lack of enforcement in other states.
The PKPA is codified at 28 U.S.C. 1738A.
Also for more information on the reading of the parental kidnapping revision here is a copy to the link for Missouri.