Greg Allen’s Pursuit of his 4 Year Old Missing Daughter Sabrina Allen is Over After 12 Years … Kidnapped to Mexico by Mother, Dara Marie Llorens
After twelve long years, a fathers fight is finally over … He never gave up hope.
A father’s pursuit to get her missing daughter back is finally over. After 12 years, Greg Allen has been told that his daughter Sabrina Allen has been found. However, any reunion with her father is on hold as over the years her mother manipulated her by telling her he, Greg Allen, was a bad guy, a wife beater, and child molester. In April 2002, a then 4 year old Sabrina Allen was visiting with her non-custodial mother, Dara Marie Llorens, as part of a court agreement, when the mother abducted her daughter and took her to Mexico. The search is now over, Sabrina Allen has been found. Dara Marie Llorens is in custody and has been shared with aggravated kidnapping and custodial interference. She is being held on $300,000 bond.
On that day, Llorens allegedly violated a court-ordered child custody agreement and disappeared with her daughter during a scheduled weekend visit, the FBI said in its wanted bulletin for Llorens.
Llorens was supposed to return the daughter to her father two days later. He was the primary guardian, the FBI said.
Sabrina Allen, age 4 (left) – current (right)
Sabrina Allen has been missing since she was allegedly abducted by her non-custodial mother in 2002. \Sabrina and her mother, Dara Llorens, were found in Mexico and brought back to the United States Tuesday. Llorens is currently being held on an aggravated kidnapping charge in the Travis County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bond. Sabrina was taken to an undisclosed location for medical evaluation, CNN reports.
Sabrina, who was last seen by her father when she was 4, is now 17. She and her mother were found Sept. 30 in a small town Southeast of Mexico City by a joint task force that included the FBI,US Marshals Service and Mexican federal agents.
The break in the case came in the form of a confidential tip received four weeks ago, reports CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano. Federal agents, working with their Mexican counterparts, hatched a daring rescue plan that finally paid off on Tuesday.
Gregory Allen said there were three simple things he was looking forward to.
“Love and happiness. And family,” he said.
Sabrina, now 17, is dealing with the trauma and re-adjusting to life back in the U.S. with the help of a therapist.
When she’s willing to see her dad again, Allen said he knows exactly what he’ll say.
“I’m going to ask her if I could give her a hug.”
Allen said there’s no timetable for his reunion with Sabrina, that he will wait until she is ready.
Greg Allen’s obsession with finding his missing daughter began more than a decade ago, when the mother finally made good on a threat and fled with the daughter from Texas to Mexico, according to him and authorities.
Sabrina Allen was a month away from turning age 5, and the visit with her non-custodial mother, Dara Marie Llorens, was supposed to last only a weekend in April 2002, as part of a court agreement.
But that weekend visitation in Austin lasted 12 years and finally ended Tuesday, when Mexican and U.S. authorities said they found the girl and her mother living in seclusion in a small apartment in a town between Mexico City and Puebla. The mother will face charges in Travis County, Texas, said Dan Powers, an FBI assistant special agent in charge in San Antonio, Texas.
So much time has passed that Allen’s daughter is all but grown, now 17 years old. Moreover, his daughter has been told over the years that her father was “a bad guy” and “a wife beater” — all false accusations, Allen declared.