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Loudoun prosecutor won't charge Tenn. woman who sent adopted son to Russia

Loudoun County prosecutor Jim Plowman says he does not plan to bring charges against a Tennessee woman who sent her recently adopted Russian son back to Moscow alone on a one-way flight.

Last week 33-year-old Torry Hansen put her 7-year-old adopted son on a one-way flight to Moscow. She sent him with a note saying a Russian orphanage failed to disclose the boy's psychological problems.

In a statement Tuesday, Plowman called the conduct troubling but said the mere fact that the boy flew from Dulles International Airport to Moscow does not give him jurisdiction to prosecute.

A district attorney in Tennessee is investigating child abandonment charges but had said Monday that charges might have to be filed in Virginia because the child flew out of Dulles.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 1:39 PM ET
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