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Wenatchee: INJUSTICE

I am doing everything I can, to protect my 4 year old daughter.

  Rebecca was taken from Washington state illegally in 
  July of 1998 by her non custodial mother.

  Her mother has made false allegations against me.  
  Allegations that were heard, and dismissed in a 
  Washington court. Meanwhile a court in King county 
  was issuing an arrest warrant for Theresa Endicott,
  Rebecca's mother. For unrelated crime.  Theresa 
  left Washington state to avoid jail time in King
  county.

  I have co-operated fully with CPS, and law enforcement.
  I have passed a poly-graph concerning these allegations.  
  I still have legal custody of Rebecca.  The courts of 
  Washington state have not restricted my access to 
  Rebecca.  The court has in fact issued several civil 
  orders demanding the return of Rebecca Briggs to me,
  Jeff Briggs, her father.

  The prosecutor in Chelan county sent the letter below to 
  my attorney. The law is clear.  Please judge for yourself.

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RCW 9A.40.060
Custodial interference in the first degree. (1) A relative of a child under the age of eighteen or of an incompetent person is guilty of custodial interference in the first degree if, with the intent to deny access to the child or incompetent person by a parent, guardian, institution, agency, or other person having a lawful right to physical custody of such person, the relative takes, entices, retains, detains, or conceals the child or incompetent person from a parent, guardian, institution, agency, or other person having a lawful right to physical custody of such person and: (a) Intends to hold the child or incompetent person permanently or for a protracted period; or (b) Exposes the child or incompetent person to a substantial risk of illness or physical injury; or (c) Causes the child or incompetent person to be removed from the state of usual residence; or (d) Retains, detains, or conceals the child or incompetent person in another state after expiration of any authorized visitation period with intent to intimidate or harass a parent, guardian, institution, agency, or other person having lawful right to physical custody or to prevent a parent, guardian, institution, agency, or other person with lawful right to physical custody from regaining custody. (2) A parent of a child is guilty of custodial interference in the first degree if the parent takes, entices, retains, detains, or conceals the child, with the intent to deny access, from the other parent having the lawful right to time with the child pursuant to a court-ordered parenting plan, and: (a) Intends to hold the child permanently or for a protracted period; or (b) Exposes the child to a substantial risk of illness or physical injury; or (c) Causes the child to be removed from the state of usual residence. (3) A parent or other person acting under the directions of the parent is guilty of custodial interference in the first degree if the parent or other person intentionally takes, entices, retains, or conceals a child, under the age of eighteen years and for whom no lawful custody order or parenting plan has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction, from the other parent with intent to deprive the other parent from access to the child permanently or for a protracted period. (4) Custodial interference in the first degree is a class C felony. [1998c 55 1; 1994 c 162 1; 1984 c 95 1.]



Jeff Briggs

jbriggs@nwi.net
1300 N. Miller Suite C5-194
Wenatchee, WA 98801 - USA
* 24hr/phone 509-665-0656 *


For other updates, and pictures...

Theresa Endicott: The abductor.
Rebecca Briggs: The Victim
Revised Code of Washington State: RCW 9a 40 060
Revised Code of Washington state: Index