Custody Extended for U.S. Man for Snatching Own Kids
TOKYO, JAPAN - Japanese police said Friday that they are keeping a Tennessee man in custody for 10 more days before authorities decide whether to press charges against him for snatching his children from his ex-wife.
Christopher Savoie, of Franklin, Tennessee was arrested Sept. 28 after allegedly grabbing his two children, ages 8 and 6, from his
A police officials said Savoi will remain held in city of Yanagawa where he was arrested, on the southern island of Kyushu.
Savoie's Japanese lawyer was not immediately available for comment.
The case is among a growing number of international custody disputes in Japan, which allows only one parent to be a custodian, almost always the mother.