In 2001 4 year old Diane McCallian was kidnapped by her mother and smuggled out of the country to Costa Rica where they lived in poverty for a year until Diane was rescued. Her father, Russ, had been granted sole custody of little Diane, yet had been ordered by the court to have Diane spend Easter weekend with her non-custodial mother, Barbara. Russ had begged the court not to allow this unsupervised visit, and was strongly supported in his argument by the court appointed special advocate for Diane. With the help of family, an attorney and a group of radical women, Barbara kidnapped Diane and using false passports, got to Costa Rica. It would take Russ, the CBI, FBI, District Attorney and many other agencies almost a year to track her down. Along the way Russ was falsely accused by Barbara’s family of murdering them both and was under investigation for the crime. Ultimately with the help of many unlikely sources, including the US Embassy in Costa Rica, Russ was able to get his daughter and smuggle her out of the country. An arrest warrant remains active for Russ to this day in Costa Rica. Ultimately the US Congress changed legislation as a result of this case, closing passport loopholes that allowed Barbara to sneak Diane out of the country.
Coming in 2012