Son says father who kidnapped him to Lebanon did it out of love
A man is behind bars this evening for kidnapping his two children in 2003 -- uprooting them all the way to Lebanon for about a decade.
Mohamed Ashy faces two counts of obstructing the right to physical custody of their mother.
The family spoke with ABC 57, choosing to stay anonymous. I had a pretty heartfelt conversation with the youngest child who was taken over a decade ago.
He and his sister were brought back to the states by their father in 2013. That means they spent about 10 years in a completely different country, attending school across the Atlantic Ocean in Lebanon. But he says they lived a good life and aren't mad at all about his actions.
"He tried to make our life better and I guess he took care of us really good over there," he said anonymously.
Mohamad Ashy was arrested this past Saturday and is due in court this Thursday.
He faces 2 felony counts, each carrying a max of 50 years.
Details on his arrest – including why it took so long for it to happen – haven’t been released.