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Prosecutor: Mom who fled with girl in custody dispute years ago should bring her out of hiding

  • Former family practice doctor, Genevieve Kelley arrives for a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Thursday Dec. 18, 2014. Kelley is charged with fleeing the country with her young daughter, now 18,  during a custody dispute 10 years ago.  Kelley, turned herself in to face a custodial interference charge. Authorities still don’t know where her daughter is.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Former family practice doctor, Genevieve Kelley arrives for a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Thursday Dec. 18, 2014. Kelley is charged with fleeing the country with her young daughter, now 18, during a custody dispute 10 years ago. Kelley, turned herself in to face a custodial interference charge. Authorities still don’t know where her daughter is. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former family practice doctor, Genevieve Kelley arrives for a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Kelley is charged with fleeing the country with her young daughter, now 18, during a custody dispute 10 years ago.  Kelley, turned herself in to face a custodial interference charge. Authorities still don’t know where her daughter is.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Former family practice doctor, Genevieve Kelley arrives for a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Kelley is charged with fleeing the country with her young daughter, now 18, during a custody dispute 10 years ago. Kelley, turned herself in to face a custodial interference charge. Authorities still don’t know where her daughter is.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)  (The Associated Press)

Mary Nunes was a child when her mother fled with her to Central America in a custody dispute 10 years ago.

Her mother returned to New Hampshire last month without her to face a custodial interference charge in Coos County but won't say where the girl, now 18, is. She says her daughter is safe.

A hearing on the case is scheduled for Thursday, and the prosecutor is expected to ask the judge to order that Nunes be brought out of hiding and that she be evaluated, free from her mother's influence.

Nunes' mother, Genevieve Kelley, is free on bail but under orders to have no contact with her daughter. Kelley's lawyer says the prosecutor has no legal basis to support the request.