Kansas court: woman’s parental rights should be terminated

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas court says parental rights should be terminated for a woman accused in 2012 of binding and blindfolding two of her children.

The Kansas Court of Appeals agreed Friday that Deborah Gomez’s parental rights should be terminated.

Gomez, and her husband, Adolfo Gomez, were arrested after police found two of their children blindfolded and bound with duct tape in a Lawrence parking lot. The couple said they were traveling from Illinois because they believed the world was ending. The children were taken into state custody.

Both parents later pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of endangering a child. Deborah Gomez served about six months in jail.

The Lawrence Journal World reports that the appeals court rejected her claim that she should have her parental rights restored.


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