Mom who fled with daughter in custody fight freed from jail

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Posted: Feb 26, 2016 9:25 AM
Mom who fled with daughter in custody fight freed from jail

HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A mother who fled the U.S. with her daughter to Central America more than a decade ago amid a custody dispute with her ex-husband has been released from jail after five months.

Genevieve Kelley pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of custodial interference for taking her then-8-year-old daughter out of the country in 2004. Felony custodial interference and witness tampering charges were dropped.

The 52-year-old Kelley began a 10-month sentence in September. The Caledonian Record reports (http://bit.ly/1KPZfUU) she was released on Feb. 17 on pretrial confinement credit and good behavior.

Her current husband, Scott Kelley, pleaded guilty to the same charge and served a five-month sentence.

The Kelleys said they took the girl to protect her after accusing her father, Mark Nunes, of abuse. Nunes was investigated, but never charged.