NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. – A New Hampshire judge says prosecutors can view the passport of a woman charged with leaving the U.S. a decade ago with her then-8-year-old daughter amid a custody dispute.
Prosecutors say they still don't know where Genevieve Kelley's daughter is and told a judge any passports she held could provide clues to the girl's whereabouts. Kelley is charged with violating a court order when she took the girl, Mary Nunes, out of the country. She says she fled because her husband abused the girl. The husband has never been charged.
Kelley's lawyers argued that producing the passports would violate Kelley's right against self-incrimination.
Coos County Superior Court Judge Peter Bornstein disagreed in an order released Wednesday and said the passports can be viewed.
Kelley is out on bail awaiting trial on custodial interference.