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BT's Kidnapped Daughter Found

Author: Jonty Skrufff
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Police called off the search for the 3 year old daughter of progressive trance pioneer Brian 'BT' Transeau this week after private investigators and US marshals discovered her a month after she'd gone missing.

Ashley Duffy, the estranged partner of BT and mother of Kaia, was held without bail at Lynwood Jail, California, press reports said, and could now face charges of kidnapping.

Kaia's discovery came a month after Ms Duffy, who reportedly had joint custody of their child, took off with Kaia after an authorized
overnight stay in Silver Springs, prompting US cops to issue a warrant for her arrest.

'Kaia was abducted by her non custodial mother, Ashley Duffy, on December 19, 2007. A felony warrant for Kidnapping was issued for the abductor on January 5, 2008,' the warrant stated, 'Kaia has a birthmark on the right side of her ribcage. Her nickname is Kiki.

"Ashley has a tattoo on her back. Caution is advised.'

Despite the warrant's recommendation of caution, Montgomery County police media relations director Lt. Paul Starks told Maryland Community Newspapers last week 'we have no reason to believe that the mother would harm that child'.

'However, there's always concern when the whereabouts of a child are not known,' he added.

The case sparked vicious rumours on the net, including a highly defamatory posting against BT allegedly made by Ms Duffy's mother, and speaking to ABC News this week (before Kaia was found) BT claimed Ms Duffy had been violent to him (though not to Kaia).

ABC added that LA police subsequently confirmed that they had been called to the Transeau household on 'domestic assault' call outs though said no charges were ever laid against either parent.

"It's a very cliché thing, but it (fatherhood) is the greatest satisfaction and impact on my life,' BT said in his ABC news interview, 'Above everything I've accomplished personally and
professionally.'
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