Sean Goldman To Be Returned To Father David Goldman Within 48 Hrs
David Goldman, the father of nine-year old Sean Goldman, was given custody of his son by the Brazilian court today after the boy was kidnapped by Goldman's wife Bruna Bianchi in 2004. Sean Goldman is to be returned to his father within 48 hours.But, the case is likely to be appealed again by the boy's stepfather Joao Paulo Lins e Silva who is currently taking care of the boy.
The Brazilian court unanimously decided that Sean Goldman be returned to his father David Goldman of Tinton Falls, New Jersey effective in 48 hours. Pretending to be going on a vacation to her native Brazil, Goldman's wife Bruna Bianchi kidnapped Sean at the age of four. 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. And, David Goldman was trying to get his son back ever since.
The case got a lot of publicity, such that New Jersey U.S. Congressman Chris Smith had to step in to help resolve it. It is being reported that even President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got involved.
Sean Goldman is now nine years old and has a dual citizenship. The boy's Brazilian family says Sean wants to stay with them. Sean Goldman himself has not spoken to the media.