Mexican Mother is awarded custody of Son by a Mexican court.
Wealthy French Father, accompanied by counsel, takes papers that look like official Mexican court papers before a Texas judge, representing that he has legal custody of Son.
The Mexican court papers were reportedly incomplete and misleading.
Apparently, neither Father’s counsel nor the court verified them.
Texas judge enters pick-up order for Son, with a hearing date scheduled for shortly afterwards.
Law enforcement officers pick up Son, who protests vigorously the entire time, to the effect that Father beats him.
Officers ignore Son’s words.
Mother tries to get Son back at airport.
Son refuses to accompany her – out of fear that Father will kill Mother.
Father absconds with Son.
Not for the first time, according to Mother.
Father and Son miss scheduled court date.
Texas court issues warrant for Father’s arrest on perjury and custodial interference.
That was two months ago.
Father allegedly abducted Son to France for two years, reportedly beating him and leaving him unsupervised and denying any contact at all with Mother.