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Earlier this year Allison Quets was returned to the U.S. from Canada after allegedly abducting her birth twins. She remains in jail awaiting trial. So what happens when someone abducts their child in Canada and heads to North Carolina?

The Charlotte Observer reported this story yesterday. It will be interesting to see if he too will be charged with International Kidnapping and be denied bail. He has been able to allude authorities since April 23rd.

A 36-year-old Claremont man has been charged by U.S. and Canadian officials with the abduction of his 4-month-old daughter, who like her mother is a Canadian citizen, the U.S. Marshals Service announced today.

Billy Ray Whisnant Jr. surrendered to marshals in Charlotte this morning and is being held pending an extradition hearing, said Steve Gladden, spokesman for the Marshals Service Charlotte office.

The Hickory Daily Record conducted a check for prior criminal acts.

An N.C. Department of Corrections reveals a history of convictions for Whisnant, including assault on a female, larceny, felony breaking and entering to vehicles and resisting an officer.

 A detention hearing for Whisnant is set for Friday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte.

If  the U.S. District Court remains consistent, you wouldn’t think he should be expected to be out anytime soon. His story has yet to be covered as extensively as that of Ms. Quets as a quick Google search on his name “Billy Ray Whisnant Jr.” produces 2 results while “allison quets” will return 932 at last count.

In her decision to keep Allison Quets incarcerated for “abducting” her twins, the judge earlier this year made this statement concerning her decision to refuse bond.

“I don’t feel there’s anything I could do to fashion a set of conditions that she wouldn’t act against those impulses,” Judge Flanagan said.

Update 05-22-07: According to this Google Translated page from CapAcadie  Billy Ray should be in Canada. The only mystery now is why the media is ignoring his story in North Carolina.

Police officers of the GRC will go to North Carolina tomorrow (Sunday). They will return in company of Billy Ray Whisnant, who is extradited in Canada within the framework of an investigation relating to a removal of child.

The members of the GRC will be back to the International airport of Large Moncton Monday afternoon, in company of Mr. Whisnant.

Billy Ray Whisnant will appear before provincial Court with Moncton on Friday June 22, at 9 a.m

News 91.9 Moncton  confirms the sentence handed down was 2 years and a day suspended.

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Another victim of a violent family abduction, a 17-month-old Virginia girl is safe after her mother was fatally shot.

Authorities had issued an Amber Alert for Junni Angel Rios around 6:00 p.m. She was found safe with relatives in Pitt County several hours after her mother was fatally shot around 3:00 p.m. Authorities are still searching for her father, Jorge Angel Hernandez.

Last year several children who remain missing were victims of family abductions involving attacks or murders.

 Danielle Jimenez

 Edwin Sanches Gonzalez

Jessica Vargas Biatriz

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