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