HAVERHILL, N.H. – A mother who fled the U.S. with her daughter to Central America more than a decade ago amid a custody dispute with her ex-husband has been released from jail after five months.
Genevieve Kelley pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of custodial interference for taking her then-8-year-old daughter out of the country in 2004. Felony custodial interference and witness tampering charges were dropped.
The 52-year-old Kelley began a 10-month sentence in September. The Caledonian Record reports (http://bit.ly/1KPZfUU) she was released on Feb. 17 on pretrial confinement credit and good behavior.
Her current husband, Scott Kelley, pleaded guilty to the same charge and served a five-month sentence.
The Kelleys said they took the girl to protect her after accusing her father, Mark Nunes, of abuse. Nunes was investigated, but never charged.