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          Child Abductions

          November 03, 2008

          When you see photos of missing kids on billboards, flyers, and at the post office, do you pay attention? Child abductions are a reality, and friends, neighbors and even relatives can kidnap your youngster. Two victims share their heart-wrenching stories of abduction and how they were eventually returned to their families. Find out what you need to know to keep your child safe!

           

          Gone in an Instant

          In 2002, Pam and Craig’s 11-year-old son, Shawn, was riding his bike and vanished without a trace. Throughout their years of searching, there was no sign of the boy. Five years later, they received the news that Shawn was found alive in the home of a child predator. 

           

          Craig and Pam share their emotional story, and hear Shawn’s courageous tale of survival.

           


           

          Still a Prisoner

          Jessyca was 13 when she was abducted, held captive and raped by a neighbor. After three months, she was returned home, but her mother, Monica, says she wasn’t the same little girl.

           

          Thirteen years later, Jessyca is still trying to heal her wounds.

           


           

          Inside the Mind of a Predator

          In the new film, Gardens of the Night, actor Tom Arnold plays a pedophile who targets and manipulates an 8-year-old girl with the intention of abducting her. Find out why he and the filmmaker, Damian Harris, were determined to make this movie.

           

          “It’s so easy to manipulate children.”

           


           

          Important Steps to Keep Your Child Safe

          Would your child know what to do if he or she was being lured by a predator? Safety expert Bob Stuber shares his Top Five Tips for Preventing Child Abduction.

           

          To report a missing child call:

           

           

           
           

          Special Thanks

          • 48 Hours airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. on CBS
          • Bob Stuber

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