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Dec 7, 2022

Mother Accused of Kidnapping Son Speaks Out

Lesly Reyes

A mother accused of kidnapping her two children is speaking out. Thirty-seven-year-old Lesly Reyes has been locked in a custody battle with her ex-husband over their two sons for several years. On Tuesday, police issued a missing poster for the boys, accusing Reyes of kidnapping them after care was relinquished from her by the Family Court. Well, we spoke with Reyes via zoom today and we learnt that she did in fact take the boys across the border into Mexico. But, she explained that she only took them on a trip for food and quality time, after becoming aware of the court’s decision. It is a sensitive situation involving two minors who reportedly spent last night inside a children’s home in Belmopan. Reyes was in the Capital City when she spoke with us. Here is what she had to say.

 

Lesly Reyes, Accused Kidnapper

“I did not kidnap my own kids. I took them to eat and spend some time as I knew I was not seeing them and my son had panic attack. When they call me I was catching my bus because I was so far away it would have taken me three hours to arrive. And, when the teachers called that my son is having panic attack because one of the teachers announced to one of my sons to get his school bags ready and one of his little brother because the social worker is coming to get them. When the teacher called me having panic attack I said o my can I do. That is when I called my mother and catch the taxi and went straight to my kids because I know how my son is when he has anxiety attack and I know how he feels right now as well. I know as a mother lot of females could understand my situation. I could pull, you see this, full of receipts, it’s embarrassed but I use to take care of my kids and the father. And, I have proof. He doesn’t want those kids. If he wants those kids he would think that those children don’t belong in the children home. A children home is for when the mother or father don’t want them. But I fly every six weeks to Belize to present myself in the court and many times they change my date, April fourteenth, no my adjournment is the fifth. Every slip I get they change the date so it is not the date. It is unfair to me.”


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