David Goldman Update: Sean Goldman To Stay In Brazil
David Goldman, the father of Sean Goldman - a nine-year-old boy who was kidnapped by his mother and smuggled into Brazil, has been denied his custody rights once again. Yesterday, the Brazilian court ruled that David Goldman get the custody rights over his son Sean Goldman and be reunited with his son in 48 hours. But today, that decision was retracted to the dismay of Goldman who arrived in Brazil to take his son back to the United States.
The decision to halt Sean Goldman's return was prompted by the court's desire to hear the boy's own testimony. That means Sean Goldman will have to stay in Brazil until February 1, when the court session resumes. For now, David Goldman will have to return to his native New Jersey without his son. It was alleged earlier by Sean Goldman's maternal grandmother that the boy wanted to remain in Brazil.
In 2004, Goldman's wife Bruna Bianchi kidnapped their son who was four at the time. She than divorced from Goldman and remarried in Brazil. Last year, Bianchi died while giving birth. The custody of Sean was given to his step father Joao Paulo Lins e Silva. Ever since, David Goldman was trying to regain the custody of his son.