Marc Copeland found safe

I have just receieved word from NCMEC that Marc Copeland has been found safe. I have resolved his case and will post an article if I can find one. The new case on the site is that of Amir Mouwakeh.

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  1. 1

    Celeste said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

    That’s great news to hear. Hopefully Marc and his mother can mend their relationship.

  2. 2

    forthelost said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

    I e-mailed his mother, and she says they are in e-mail contact but have not met in person yet. She didn’t give me more details. I will not press her for them.

  3. 3

    Celeste said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

    Um I wasn’t expecting you to push any further than what’s already been said.

  4. 4

    forthelost said,

    February 27, 2009 @ 9:13 am

    I’m sorry if I came across harshly – I merely meant to give background to what she said.

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    `Tina said,

    January 3, 2010 @ 1:04 am

    So what has happened since? Where is Marc now? Any follow-up on the story?? Any photos of him now? Where has he been all these years?

  6. 6

    forthelost said,

    January 5, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

    It’s up to Marc and/or his mother if they want to provide that information.

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    KC said,

    March 30, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    can you please post an update about marc, where sean had been hiding him and if he and his mother are together now.

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    forthelost said,

    March 30, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    I don’t know anything more.

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    Commenter said,

    April 10, 2016 @ 9:53 pm

    I find it ludicrous that not one but TWO sets of authorities, both American and French, were allegedly searching the entirety of North America for the missing boy and yet it still took over a decade to get some sort of resolution, if you can even call it resolution, since mother and child were not reunited in France,where he belonged from the very beginning. I won’t even begin to ponder why on Earth the American courts didn’t automatically send this obviously French child, by both birth and blood, back to France when he was initially illegally brought into the US,and instead either through incompetency or xenophobic biases, let him flee again.

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    Anon said,

    April 11, 2016 @ 8:59 pm

    This is an interesting case. I have never heard of a case where a child was abducted and missing from two countries. What did the father do? Kidnap the boy out of France using a French Passport and then kidnap him again out of the United States using a US Passport? I find it strange that, after the little boy was taken from France to the United States apparently illegally, his passports were not cancelled in order to prevent any more unauthorized travels. I wonder where he was concealed for all of those years that use of his passports never revealed his whereabouts. Somebody obviously wasn’t doing there job as usual.

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    Emma said,

    January 14, 2017 @ 1:26 am

    Anon, Marc’s father could not have used a French Passport to abscond with Marc from France, though the boy was indeed a French citizen, because doing so would have tipped French authorities off that he was violating a French custody order. You really think French authorities were knowingly going to let an American leave France with a French national child without permission from the French parent? According to a posting by Marc’s mother I read many years ago and court documents online, his French mother initially demanded that Marc be returned to France from North Carolina when the American father filed for divorce and custody then decided to take the law into her own hands by bringing Marc back to France herself during court proceedings. North Carolina courts granted the American father custody soon after, so he likewise took it upon himself to go to France and take Marc back to the United States by any means necessary, which the French mother said was in violation of a French custody order. French authorities issued an arrest warrant for the father for his actions, though he was technically acting under the US custody order and entered the United States lawfully with Marc using a US Passport. At the time American authorities DID already consider Marc to have been abducted, NOT by his American father to the United States, but rather by his French mother to France, so our authorities allowed Marc to be kept in the United States instead of sending him straight back to France, aiding the American father to deprive the French mother of her parental rights.

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    Deanna said,

    January 14, 2017 @ 2:04 am

    Uhm….if Marc was not supposed to be living in the United States to begin with then why was he with his father in North Carolina during the divorce? Instead of demanding Marc’s return to France and accusing the father of retaining Marc unlawfully, she should have never let her estranged husband take him out of France to begin with for any reasons if their marriage was deteriorating. From what I understand Marc was attending school in North Carolina and living a normal life with his mother’s full knowledge for quite some time and she did not demand that he come back to France, until her husband filed for divorce. It almost sounds like and may very well be that this Frenchwoman ABANDONED her son in the United States with his father then filed fraudulent criminal charges against her husband as revenge for his divorce petition claiming her son had been abducted from France.

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    Snerg said,

    March 9, 2019 @ 12:55 pm

    This was just posted https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/az4uu5/i_am_marc_copeland_kidnappedchild_from_6_to_16/

  14. 14

    forthelost said,

    March 9, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

    Thanks. I’ll take a look at it.

  15. 15

    Tom Leykis said,

    March 9, 2019 @ 3:23 pm

    His mother is a liar, thief and a user.

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    Jo said,

    March 9, 2019 @ 8:07 pm

    Looks like the father was the hero here and the mother was just in it for the money. Good for him for doing the right thing and loving his son.

  17. 17

    Jojo said,

    March 10, 2019 @ 2:19 am

    The dad is a legend, he risked it all for his son. The mother should be ashamed.

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    forthelost said,

    March 10, 2019 @ 2:31 am

    Pick one name and stick to it, dude.

  19. 19

    I am Marc Copeland "kidnapped"child from 6 to 16 - Online News said,

    March 10, 2019 @ 6:05 am

    […] Marc Copeland found safe […]

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    lol said,

    March 10, 2019 @ 7:11 am

    Bud, it was posted to reddit. Chances are thousands of people have clicked this link to here, it’s doubtful those 3 replies are the same person. Don’t get butthurt because you believed all this time that the mom was the hero and it turns out thje FBI determined she was a piece of shit manipulator who exploited the situation and abused the US court system for financial gain and didn’t even want to TRY to reconnect with him after he turned 18. Some mother.

  21. 21

    forthelost said,

    March 10, 2019 @ 10:58 am

    You understand I can see IP of commenters, right? The person commented under two different names.

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    yep said,

    March 10, 2019 @ 7:26 am

    I agree, looks like mom was the one that kidnapped him first illegally out of the US, which is why dad was granted custody in NC. From the court papers:

    >In 1995, Sean filed suit in North Carolina state court seeking a divorce and custody of the couple’s five year old son, Marc Copeland (“Marc”). At the time Sean filed suit Marc was staying with him in North Caro- lina. Berengere then moved for the return of Marc to France under the Hague Convention and the ICARA, alleging that Marc was a habitual resident of France. While her motion was pending, Berengere, who had been living in France but was in North Carolina, absconded to France with Marc. The state court then denied Berengere’s motion to have Marc returned to France, finding that Sean’s retention of Marc while his suit was pending did not amount to a violation of the Hague Convention or the ICARA. The court also entered a temporary cus- tody order granting Sean custody of Marc. Sean then traveled to France and brought Marc back to North Carolina.*

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