New Zealand police say they have laid charges against yachtie Alan Langdon.
Langdon left Kawhia in December on a six-metre catamaran with his six-year-old daughter, Que. He told Kawhia residents they were headed to the Bay of Islands, but wound up in Australia 25 days later.
Search operations failed to locate the pair. They arrived in Queensland on January 11.
“A 49-year-old man is due in Te Awamutu District Court on 25 January 2017, charged with taking a child from New Zealand,” Detective Sergeant Bill Crowe said on Sunday.
Pleased to see this. Having one parent effectively try to steal a child so the other parent can no longer contact them is hideously wrong.