Fair Lawn mother accused of fleeing with daughter to Israel indicted in custody interference

 

Fair Lawn mother accused of fleeing with daughter to Israel indicted in custody interference

 

Monday August 13, 2012, 5:15 PM

 

STAFF WRITER
The Record

A Fair Lawn woman who fled with her American-born daughter to Israel last year has been indicted on eight criminal counts.

The indictment handed down by a Bergen County grand jury August 9 charges Oshrat Ben-Haim, 30, with absconding to Israel with her 2-year-old daughter, Ofir.

Oshrat fled to Israel without her husband Sharon Ben-Haim’s knowledge or consent, and therefore “did knowingly take, detain or conceal [Ofir] outside the United States … with the purpose of concealing the minor child and thereby depriving the child’s other parent of custody.”

Oshrat is charged with two counts of contempt — for violating two court orders instructing her to return the child to the United States — and six counts of interference of custody.

Sharon Ben-Haim resides in Englewood, and has not seen his daughter since just before her first birthday.

 

Email: harrisc@northjersey.com

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