WORLD WIDE SEARCH FOR CHILD ABDUCTOR

Missing ChildWORLD WIDE SEARCH FOR CHILD ABDUCTOR  LINDA BERGER aka LINDA VOLSCHENK, LINDA STEYN

CRIMINAL COURTS NEWS Los Angeles/ Pretoria, South Africa
Assignment Desks- Worldwide Search Warrants for Woman Abductor on the Run with Four Year Old

LOS ANGELES, CA (RUSHPRNEWS)October 28, 2007- New Law including Feinstein -Hutchison Act of 2007  kicks in. The devastated missing boy’s father, Hal Berger,46,  Marina Del Rey businessman, would be a timely interview to explain to all married couples the new laws concerning abduction of a child within a marriage.

 Liam- Missing childOver 300,000 kids are abducted by a spouse and on the run. Many out of the country. WARRANTS JUST ISSUED
The Los Angeles District Attorney Issues National Arrest Warrant
for Pretty South African Woman for Felony Kidnapping of Four Year Old Boy

Law Enforcement Admits This is a Re-Abduction by Mother of Child
Who Once Fled to Her Native South Africa Back in 2006

South African Supreme Court Had Ordered Boy’s Return To U.S. With Mother
 -But She Just Now Stole Him Again

U.S. State Department, FBI, LAPD, and South African Law Enforcement Officials
 Have Nationwide Search In Progress

This Kidnapping Tests New U.S. LAWS Designed to Stem the Epidemic
of Domestic Child Abduction Including
Thousands of Kidnappings to Foreign Nations-

U.S. Judges & Law Enforcement Still Not Knowledgeable
About Current Laws & Behavior of Abductions & Kidnappings

Los Angeles/Pretoria, South Africa- Nationwide Arrest Warrants for Linda Volschenk Berger, (see her Wanted Poster) were issued today for the re-abduction kidnapping (felony) of four year old Liam Berger (see Missing Persons Poster attachment and below). Less than a year ago in December 2006, the South African Supreme Court ordered her to return Liam to his legal U.S. custodial parent, 46 year old Marina Del Rey, California businessman Hal Berger. Liam Berger was ordered returned to the United States after it was ruled and ordered that he was unlawfully retained in South Africa for two years under the International Hague Convention by his mother Linda Volschenk Berger. ” How sad is this for Liam after finally back in the United States for ten months; celebrating his birthday in August, having made new friends and attending pre-school. His mother, Linda [Volschenk] Berger, re-abducted Liam on October 10th when she did not bring him to school.” states Hal Berger, the boys natural father who spent eight months in South Africa fighting in the strange courts of the Hague International law system. The media in South Africa know this story well including Berger living in fear of his life, hiring bodyguards to protect him, and living in hiding after his own father-in law and his friends seriously threatened to kill him. 

Hundreds of thousands of legal custodial parents are victims of a rogue spouse who for various reasons of their own take the child out of the home, state, or country illegally causing traumatic psychological damage to the child and the victimized parent.
“Imagine what its like coming home every day to your home filled with memories, clothes, photos, and toys of your child left behind . Because of the harmful effects on children, parental kidnapping has been characterized as a form of child abuse. Now that Liam is older, every second, minute, and day that he is not found he will suffer from separation anxiety and the harmful effects of being on the run”, said Berger. 

Even though new laws have recently been enacted to aid in stemming the incidents of international parental abduction( including the Sinclair-Cannon Act http://www.geocities.com/lsynclair/Synclair-Cannon_Law.html and the recently Senate passed Feinstein-Hutchison Family Abduction Prevention Act of 2007 which would authorize only $500,000 for its first year of enactment.  The funds would be used to provide matching grants to states for the costs associated with improving family abduction prevention programs.  Specifically, the bill assists states with training local and state law enforcement in immediately responding to family abduction especially those with a high probability of leaving the country. Berger has issues with the courts and law enforcement here especially this tough week since his child was abducted and most likely out of the country. ” The system does not have checks and balances for parental abduction cases between the courts that return an abducted child and the local family courts.”  In International Hague abduction cases Judges treat these cases like just any other divorce, not taking into consideration the trauma and risk associated with parental abduction. “Judge Hilberman in the Santa Monica Court, absolutely ignored the history of flight risk in this case and did not protect Liam. There is a 70%+ chance that an abducting parent will abduct again!” , says Berger.

Berger hopes that the new laws will be brought up to date and amended properly to protect kids from the horrors of international flight and the loss of their father or mother at the hands of a criminal spouse. ” It is real obvious that the local LAPD, law enforcement lack training and understanding of the importance of responding to parental kidnapping with the same urgency as non parental kidnapping.” If I had filed a report that I suspected a neighbor had taken my son, I would have had a warrant in two days not the two weeks this has taken for these warrants! A four hour delay in processing a warrant is the difference between catching an abducting parent and losing a child over the Mexican border here in Southern California.” continues Berger.

Hal Berger’s  pain is almost unbearable especially after the euphoria of being back with his son earlier this year. ( see photo of Liam and Hal Berger reunited) “People have no idea what it feels like to have your child torn out of your heart, every second, minute, day and month. A lot of parents miss their child when they go away for a weekend, imagine what it feels like to not see your child for months or years. Imagine what it’s like coming home every day to your home filled with memories, clothes, photos, and toys of your child left behind”. says Berger.
Hopefully Linda Volschenk Berger will be captured and Liam returned to his legal father before any further abuse is suffered.
 
We are distributing this breaking and continuing story to you in the media and law enforcement to allow you to educate your readers and viewers about the epidemic of thousands of children being abducted from the United States. Hal Berger is on a quest to find his son and to help educate the citizens and law enforcement organizations that want to listen and protect kids. Please post these photos of the fugitive Linda Volschenk Berger and of the boy Liam Berger. Call your local FBI office if you identify them.
MEDIA EXPOSURE IS HIGHLY NEEDED -Time is not on Liam’s Side-
For interviews contact: Edward Lozzi, Edward Lozzi & Associates for THE FATHER Hal Berger  @ 310-922-1200  epl@lozzipr.com
 
 Copy of Arrest Warrant is Listed below:

 -MISSING PERSON POSTER of LIAM Berger BEING DISTRIBUTED AND PUBLICIZED WIDELY IN THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA AND EUROPE-
CLICK here for  for further information: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=1082218&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US
 
LIAM ALEXANDER BERGER 
Case Type: Family Abduction 
DOB: Aug 16, 2003 Sex: Male
Missing Date: Oct 10, 2007 Race: White
Age Now: 4 Height:  3’0″ (91 cm)
Missing City: LOS ANGELES Weight:  35 lbs (16 kg)
Missing State : CA Hair Color: Blonde
Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Blue
  
Case Number: NCMC1082218 
Circumstances: Liam may be in the company of his non-custodial mother. They may travel to South Africa.
 
 
 
 
 

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 NATIONAL Felony Arrest Warrant for Linda Volscheck-Berger

 Felony arrest warrant for complaint sent by:

Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., 18th Floor
Los Angeles CA 90012
Phone: 213-974-3528
New email address: sandi@da.lacounty.gov
Rev. 920-6/03 DA Case 27893165 Page 1 Case No. BA330752
FELONY COMPLAINT FOR ARREST WARRANT
 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
 FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
 
 
 
 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
 
Plaintiff,
  v.
 
  01 LINDA VOLSCHECK-BERGER (04/16/1970),
  aka LINDA BERGER
 
 Defendant(s).
 CASE NO. BA330752
 
 
 
 FELONY COMPLAINT
 FOR ARREST WARRANT
 
 The undersigned is informed and believes that:
 
  COUNT 1
 
  On or between October 11, 2007 and October 23, 2007, in the County of Los Angeles, the crime of CHILD CUSTODY DEPRIVATION, in violation of PENAL CODE SECTION 278.5(a), a Felony, was committed by LINDA VOLSCHECK-BERGER, who did take, entice away, keep, withhold and conceal LIAM BERGER, a child, and did maliciously deprive a lawful custodian of a right to custody, and a person to a right of visitation.
 “NOTICE: Pursuant to Penal Code Section 11166 and 11168, a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) may have been generated in this case. Penal Code Section 11167 and 11167.5 limit access to a SCAR. A protective order issued by a court is necessary to obtain a copy of the report.”
 
  * * * * *
 
 NOTICE: Conviction of this offense will require the defendant to provide DNA samples and print impressions pursuant to Penal Code sections 296 and 296.1. Willful refusal to provide the samples and impressions is a crime.
 
 NOTICE: The People of the State of California intend to present evidence and seek jury findings regarding all applicable circumstances in aggravation, pursuant to Penal Code section 1170(b) and Cunningham v. California 2007 U.S. LEXIS 1324.
 Further, attached hereto and incorporated herein are official reports and documents of a law enforcement agency which the undersigned believes establish probable cause for the arrest of defendant(s) LINDA VOLSCHECK-BERGER for the above-listed crimes. Wherefore, a warrant of arrest is requested for .
 
 
 I DECLARE UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY THAT THE FOREGOING IS TRUE AND CORRECT AND THAT THIS COMPLAINT, CASE NUMBER BA330752, CONSISTS OF 1 COUNT(S).
 
 
  Executed at LOS ANGELES, County of Los Angeles, on October 23, 2007.
 
  _____________________________________
  J LUMBRERAS
  DECLARANT AND COMPLAINANT
 
 
 Steve Cooley, DISTRICT ATTORNEY
 
  BY: ___________________________________
 
Photo of Hal Berger and son Liam on their reunion only 8 months ago. Now he has been abducted again by the same woman. “This didn’t have to happen. This could of been avoided”, says the father Hal Berger.
 
 
 
 
Contact: Edward Lozzi, Edward Lozzi & Associates 310-922-1200 epl@lozzipr.com
 
 
 
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