Child Abduction: The Incredible Truth

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In the twenty first century statistics have proven that stranger abductions are feared most by parents but rarely happen, and the number one abduction that occurs is, parental abduction. “Over 800,000 children are reported missing in the United States each year. Child abduction is a tragedy that devastates parents and touches all of us,” writes Jenny Wanderscheid in her online article. The United States has feared abductions for over decades, but many people misjudge the stereotypical “abduction”.
Child abduction or child theft is the unauthorized removal of a minor (a child under the age of legal adulthood) from the custody of the child's natural parents or legally appointed guardians. abduction has always been an issue in the United States over the past one hundred and forty years, but was not recognized until the late 1970s and 1980s. The subject grew and grew as parents and the public grew with fascination with this crime. It was drawing a lot of attention especially because Americans were watching the news. Parents were living in terror, with the fear that their children could get kidnapped. By the 1980s Americans began to grow with much fear due to the publicity surrounding a series of kidnappings of young boys. During this time the parents of the victims created foundation to assist in finding other children and brought the subject to the attention of national authorities, including congressional panels. They helped to stimulate the passage of laws and authorized new FBI oversight and provided funding for a new agency, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. ... middle of paper ...

...en which stars Liam Neeson is about a young girl and her friend who go on a trip to Paris. The two girls meet with a boy on the cab and share their apartment information with him so he could pick them up for a party later on that night. Sadly the boy was working for a human trafficking gang. The movie is about how the girls get kidnapped and how the main characters father finds her. Of course the movie is realistic to the point where the girls get kidnapped in a foreign country. The heroic father part of course is only thought to be make believe. Going out of town to another state or country can be very dangerous. Many women especially get abducted while traveling to another country. Abductions away from home are very dangerous. Due to the fact that other countries don’t have the top of the line police and search investigators like the United States have.

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