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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.
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.
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.
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.
A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has gone missing after apparently forming a relationship with an older boyfriend through internet chatrooms.
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.
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.
THE abduction suspect Toby Studabaker could be back to face charges in the UK within weeks, legal experts said.
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.
JOANNA Pennington clutched her husband’s hand tightly. The family’s nightmare was over; Shevaun was back home, safe and well.
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.
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.
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.
MISSING schoolgirl Shevaun Pennington has contacted her mother, but did not tell her where she was, police said today.
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.
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.