Dominican authorities return German boy to mother

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Posted: Apr 06, 2011 9:13 PM
Dominican authorities return German boy to mother

Officials in the Dominican Republic have returned to a German woman her 7-year-old son who had been brought to the Caribbean country clandestinely by his father a year ago.

The Dominican attorney general says the boy's father, identified as Matthias Ralph Eagl, has also been handed over to German authorities. Eagl had been sought by Interpol.

A statement from the attorney general says the suspect was detained Monday and transferred to German authorities Wednesday.

Eagl allegedly brought his son to the Dominican Republic a year ago without the consent of the mother, Sabine Eagl.

Dominican authorities say Eagl had been living with the boy in Bavaro, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) east of Santo Domingo.