US Citizen Accused Of Grabbing Own Children Released In Japan

Japanese police say they have released an American man nearly 20 days after his arrest for allegedly snatching his children from his ex-wife.

Police said Thursday that while prosecutors have not pressed charges, they haven't yet dropped the case either. They decided to release him on grounds that he was not a flight risk.

Christopher Savoie was arrested Sept. 28 after allegedly grabbing his two children, ages 8 and 6, from his Japanese ex-wife as they walked to school in southern Japan. The case is among a growing number of custody disputes involving a foreign parent in Japan.


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  • by J Location: Kinston on Oct 15, 2009 at 06:35 AM
    I feel very sorry for this man,however the kid's are suffering also,they have lost their father,who from the look's of the photo's on the today's show this A.M.loved them and showered them with attention! But, the worst part is ,there are many many father's going through this same thing right here among us,children are legally taken away from their father's,,no court prceeding,no charges filed,just because the mother say's he shouldn't see them,what ever happened to innocent untill proven guilty?Yes, this man should be able to see his children,but let's not treat this like an isolated case,as I said their are many many more,with the exception there in our back yard!
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