Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a woman Saturday who has been wanted since 2001 by Los Angeles Police and the FBI for parental kidnapping.
Robin Katherine Resovich, 53, of Penn Valley, Calif. arrived on a flight from Madrid, Spain with a connecting flight to San Francisco, Ca. Travelling with Resovich was her daughter, Katiana Rose Resovich, 18. CBP officers determined Resovich to be the subject of the Los Angeles and FBI arrest warrants for parental kidnapping. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Resovich was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police for extradition.
Resovich allegedly had permission to take her then seven-year-old daughter Katiana out of the U.S. for the summer of 2001; however, they never returned. Their whereabouts were unknown until they arrived at Dulles on July 14.
“Parental kidnapping is a serious offense that deprives a person of their parental rights. Regardless of the circumstances in this arrest warrant, Mrs. Resovich is a wanted person and Customs and Border Protection officers are duty bound to return fugitives to justice when we encounter them at our nation’s ports of entry,” said Christopher Hess, CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington.
No word on what will happen to the daughter since she is now legally an adult.