A German couple goes into hiding in South America. Two children from previous relationships disappear with him. The parents who stayed behind search desperately. Months later, the search ends in Paraguay. The girls can go back to Germany.
After the end of the child abduction in Paraguay, the two girls are back in Germany, according to a lawyer. The ten and eleven-year-old children are doing well, everything went smoothly, said lawyer Ingo Bott. The girls flew to Germany on Tuesday and Wednesday together with their parents from Essen and Munich.
According to the "Spiegel" report, the other two parents who emigrated with the girls are still in Paraguay. In the coming days, however, they also wanted to travel to Germany, where they would have to answer in court for child abduction.
The couple is married to each other for the second time and traveled to Paraguay with their two daughters in November. According to Paraguayan prosecutors, the adults had taken the girls to the South American country without the consent of the other parent. According to the mother who stayed behind in Germany, they wrote in a farewell letter that they did not want the girls to be vaccinated against the corona virus.
Interpol was looking for the couple with warrants. From Germany, the mother of one of the girls started a public search at the end of May. The volatile couple then reported via video message, after which contact was established again.
The month-long search for the girls had come to a successful end last week. After negotiations with the two lawyers Ingo Bott and Stephan Schultheiss, the emigrant couple turned themselves in to the police. As a result, the Children and Youth Court in the capital Asunción approved an agreement for the children to return.