Came across this story on CNN.com
. Apparently, this guy is from Franklin, TN. Terribly tragic story. Little did I know that Japan is not a part of the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. Terrible story:
He headed for the U.S. consulate in Fukuoka to try to obtain passports for Isaac and Rebecca.
But Japanese police, alerted by Savoie’s ex-wife, were waiting.
Consulate spokeswoman Tracy Taylor said she heard a scuffle outside the doors of the consulate. She ran up and saw a little girl and a man, whom police were trying to talk to.
Eventually, police took Savoie away, charging him with the abduction of minors — a crime that upon conviction carries a prison sentence of up to five years.
The consulate met with Savoie on Monday and Tuesday, Taylor said. It has provided him with a list of local lawyers and said it will continue to assist.
This reminds me a lot of the case of that guy whose wife ran off to Brazil.
I wonder which Franklin judge was involved with this divorce proceeding.