Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dad accused of abducting daughter and dumping her in the Phillipines (Saskatoon, Canada)

This is a theme seen fairly frequently with abducting fathers. They aren't interested in raising the children. They just want to punish the mother. So the kid is either abused /killed (see dad ERIC LORENZO DAVIS in a couple of posts below this one) or the child is abandoned (see any recent articles on Baby Hope, who was abducted by her father over 20 years ago and dumped with family members. A cousin has finally been arrested for raping and killing her.)

Dad ALEXANDER FIODOR LEVINE falls into the latter category. He kidnaps his 4-year-old Brazilian daughter (Mom is Brazilian) and then dumps her in the Phillipines. Dad was arrrested in Canada.

Defence requests bail report for Saskatoon father accused of abducting daughter

The StarPhoenix

October 16, 2013 3:23 PM

Alexander Fiodor Levine, 47, is charged with parental abduction between July 10, 2013 and Oct 11, 2013.

While the Crown remains opposed to the release of a Saskatoon man accused of abducting his two-year-old daughter, the defence has inquired about the man being placed under electronic monitoring.

Alexander Fiodor Levine, 47, is charged with parental abduction between July 10, 2013 and Oct 11, 2013. He is accused of abducting his Brazilian toddler daughter from Ukraine and leaving her in the Philippines. The child was found on the weekend, safe and healthy, in the Philippines, after Levine was arrested and charged in Saskatoon on Oct. 11. The child was in the care of Philippine child welfare authorities as of Tuesday.

Levine on Wednesday made his second appearance in Saskatoon provincial court, where the Crown remained opposed to his release. Defence lawyer Myron Weber requested a bail verification report to be prepared for the bail hearing, with an assessment of the suitability of electronic monitoring for Levine.

The case was adjourned to Oct. 24.

Saskatoon police spokeswoman Kelsie Fraser said Tuesday it was not yet clear why Levine allegedly took the child to the Philippines, or who he left her with in that country.

Lavine, who lives in Saskatoon, is the father of the two-year-old girl who was born in Brazil to her Brazilian mother, Oziene Barbosa. The child never lived in Canada, Fraser said.

This summer, Levine and Barbosa travelled from Brazil to Ukraine. Barbosa reported the abduction to Ukrainian authorities in July, Fraser said. Also notified were Brazilian authorities, who contacted Saskatchewan Justice and the Saskatoon Police Service in August.

Numerous law enforcement and government agencies, in Canada and abroad, joined the investigation, including the SPS sex crimes and child abuse unit, the major crimes unit, forensic identification unit and tech crimes units, along with the RCMP National Missing Children Operations, the Canada Border Services Agency, Saskatchewan Justice and officials in the Philippines and Brazil.

Levine was arrested Friday in Saskatoon and charged with one count of parental abduction of a child with intent to deprive her lawful parent of the possession of the child.

Canada Border Services helped by tracking Levine’s passport to the Philippines, where authorities then became involved, Fraser said.