US mom who sent boy to Russia must pay support

LYNCHBURG, Tennessee (AP) -- A judge has ruled that a U.S. woman must pay child support for the adopted son she sent back to Russia.

Torry Hansen has repeatedly failed to appear in court, and a judge ruled against her Wednesday.

Hansen sent the boy, then 7, to his native Russia on a plane in April 2010. The case that sparked outrage among Russian authorities, and Hansen was never criminally charged.

The adoption agency sued for child support and other damages that will be held in a trust for the boy, who now lives in a group home in Russia.

The judge will hear arguments in May on how much money Hansen should pay.


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