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NY parents face 90 days jail in abduction case

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A couple accused of taking their eight children from a New York City foster care facility has pleaded guilty to second-degree custodial interference.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown called Tuesday's guilty plea by 28-year-old Shanel Nadal and 24-year-old Nephra Payne "just and fair." Both face 90 days in jail and three years' probation when they are sentenced Nov. 10.

Nadal slipped out of a supervised visited at a Queens foster care agency with her sevens sons and infant daughter on Sept. 19, and then left town with her husband. The family was found about a week later safe in their van in Pennsylvania. The children were unharmed.

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Their lawyer says the couple took their children from foster care because they believed some of the children were being abused.

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