Mexican woman seeks return of children from Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Mexican woman is waiting on a federal judge in Nashville to determine whether her children, who were born and live in Tennessee, should be returned to her care in Mexico after claiming that their father abducted them.

The Tennessean reports Nora Lizeth Saavedra Aranda of Nuevo Len, Mexico, filed a petition against her ex-husband, Rosendo Elizondo Serna, that said he abducted their daughters during a visit to his home in Franklin in 2010.

The girls were born in Franklin, but the family moved back to Mexico in 2003. Aranda is the primary caregiver of the children, but Serna argued in court documents his children are at risk in Mexico because of an attempted sexual assault that occurred against one of the girls in Mexico.


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