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U.S. Marshals find children allegedly abducted 8 years ago by their mom in CdA

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

Four missing children were found safe in Coeur d’Alene by the U.S. Marshals Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force Friday after allegedly being abducted by their mother eight years ago.

In 2012, Segalit McRoberts, 48, allegedly abducted her four children in Calabasas, California, during a custody battle with her ex-husband. A judge had recently granted the ex-husband full custody, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals task force.

McRoberts and her new husband, along with the children, disappeared, according to the Marshals. At the time, the children were ages 7, 9, 11 and 12.

U.S. Marshals in California and Idaho worked together and eventually discovered McRoberts and the children living at an RV park in Coeur d’Alene.

McRoberts was arrested on a warrant for violation of a child custody court order on Friday. Two of the children were turned over to the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Child Support Services, the Marshals said. The other two children are older than 18 but were determined to be safe, according to the Marshals.

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