SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An American woman who sent her 7-year-old adopted Russian son back to Moscow has been ordered by a judge to appear in court to face possible contempt charges.
Attorney Larry Crain represents the adoption agency and the boy, Artem Saveliev. Crain said the mother, Torry Hansen, has not appeared for three depositions.
On Thursday, a judge in Bedford County, Tenn., ordered Hansen to appear on March 7. The judge will consider whether to hold Hansen in contempt of court. He also will consider a request for a default judgment against her.
The adoption agency is suing Hansen for breach of contract and for child support for the boy. Artem now lives in Russia but Crain says he still is an American citizen and Hansen still is legally his mother.
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