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Friday, October 09, 2009

Japanese police to keep U.S. dad in custody

American who took kids from ex-wife remains jailed at least 10 more days

Fri., Oct . 9, 2009

TOKYO - Japanese police said Friday that they are keeping an American man in custody for 10 more days before authorities decide whether to press charges against him for snatching his children from his ex-wife.
Christopher Savoie, of Franklin, Tennessee, was arrested Sept. 28 after allegedly grabbing his two children, ages 8 and 6, from his Japanese ex-wife as they walked to school. He will remain held in city of Yanagawa where he was arrested, on the southern island of Kyushu, police official Kiyonori Tanaka said.
Savoie's Japanese lawyer, Tadashi Yoshino, was not immediately available for comment.

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