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Kidnap suspect facing extradition to Spokane

MILTON, Pa. (AP) -- A woman accused of kidnapping her own sons after their father was awarded custody about 12 years ago has been arrested in central Pennsylvania and faces extradition to Spokane.

The woman was arrested Tuesday at her home in Milton, Pa., where she was going by the name Ann Thompson, but police say she was known in Spokane as Jill Haugen. Police say she fled with her sons when they were 4 and 5 years old and has been living in Milton for two years.

The woman said today that she is a victim of domestic violence and her sons are victims of sexual abuse. Police say there's no merit to her claims.

Milton is about 115 miles northwest of Philadelphia.




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