Shevaun Pennington

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Ex-marine is jailed for abduction via internet

A FORMER US marine who admitted abducting a 12-year-old British girl he met in an internet chatroom has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Internet groomer faces 30 years

A FORMER US marine faced likely extradition to the United States and a possible 30 year jail sentence last night after he pleaded guilty to abducting a 12-year-old British schoolgirl he courted on the internet.

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Ex-marine extradited to Britain

A FORMER US marine who sparked an international manhunt after allegedly abducting a 12-year-old British girl he had befriended on the internet was extradited to the UK from Germany yesterday.

Stupid parents? Yes ..but not Shevaun's

SHEVAUN is back and while former American Marine Toby Studabaker may face charges involving the abduction of the 12-year-old, the jury is already out on whether or not her parents are at least partly responsible for her disappearance.

Who is your child chatting to?

CLUTCHING his head in his hands and staring intensely at the floor of the armoured police van taking him to prison, Toby Studabaker appeared numbed by the glare of publicity surrounding him.

Parents and the internet

WITH the safe return of Shevaun Pennington to her parents, it is time to ponder what steps can be taken to prevent innocent online chat rooms becoming murderous traps for unthinking adolescents.

Fears for safety of chatroom girl, 14

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has gone missing after apparently forming a relationship with an older boyfriend through internet chatrooms.

Shevaun: US marine could be in Britain within days

TOBY Studabaker, the former US marine who went missing with a 12-year-old schoolgirl, could be flown to Britain in a matter of days after he told a German court he had no intention of fighting extradition to the UK.

Are these Britain's stupidest parents?

This week Joanna and Stephen Pennington poured out their anguish to television viewers as they appealed for their 12-year-old daughter Shevaun to return home.

Speedy legal resolution for Studabaker likely

THE abduction suspect Toby Studabaker could be back to face charges in the UK within weeks, legal experts said.

Shevaun: US marine in court

A FORMER United States marine who ran away with a 12-year-old schoolgirl he met over the internet knew the girl’s age before he flew to the UK, it emerged last night.

From internet chats to international schoolgirl hunt

JOANNA Pennington clutched her husband’s hand tightly. The family’s nightmare was over; Shevaun was back home, safe and well.

Ex-Marine a predatory paedophile

THE former US Marine who ran off with a 12-year-old girl he met on the internet was a predatory paedophile, it was revealed today.

Shevaun: Studabaker arrested in Germany

Toby Studabaker, the former US Marine who disappeared with 12-year-old British schoolgirl Shevaun Pennington, has been arrested in Germany, Greater Manchester Police said.

Shevaun safe, claim family of marine

THE schoolgirl who ran away with a former US marine she met through an internet chatroom, is "fine" and "unharmed", the ex-soldier’s family claimed last night.

Runaway Shevaun tells mum 'I'm safe'

MISSING schoolgirl Shevaun Pennington has contacted her mother, but did not tell her where she was, police said today.

Runaway Shevaun 'claimed to be 19'

SHEVAUN Pennington’s parents had heeded the warnings and monitored their daughter’s use of the internet very carefully. The family computer was kept in the kitchen, they talked to Shevaun about her use of chat-rooms and advised her not to give her real name when talking online.

Hunted pair may have left Paris

THE 12-year-old British girl and the ex-US Marine who have run away together may have flown on from Paris, police said today.

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