Video of the abduction:
The 10-year-old Jean Paul Lacombe Diaz school bus video has been released by his mother, Berenice Diaz. Jean Paul Lacombe Diaz appeared scared, frantic, as he warns the investigator not to lead him into the hands of a man that calls himself father. We must warn you, this video is not easy to view. I will not add a link but you can catch it on HLN.
What does Jean Paul Lacombe Diaz say to the investigator on the school bus?
"He's not my dad. No, no, he's not my dad. Please help me he's not my dad. I don't want to live with him."
The investigator questions the young boy's claims.
Jean Paul Lacombe Diaz responded, "Because he hits me lots of times."
Then the investigator suggests that they will not allow anything to happen to the child as they escort him off of the bus to continue his good byes to his mother and younger brother before carting him away in police vehicles towards Jean Philippe Lacombe's location.
The mother, Berenice Diaz, was the legal guardian until on October 16, 2009 Jean Philippe Lacombe presented Texas District Judge Sol Casseb manipulated documents from the Mexican judicial authorities. The Judge decided to grant Jean Philippe Lacombe legal guardianship of Jean Paul Lacombe despite the fact that Jean Philippe Lacombe has illegally abducted his son a couple of years ago. It took Diaz up to two years to get her son back.
Bexar County authorities are investigating as felony charges await Mr. Lacombe once in custody.
San Antonio Attorney Miquel Ortiz represents the mother as he calls this a "government-assisted kidnapping."
When Diaz and Lacombe's marriage dissolved in Mexico in 2005 Lacombe was given custody of his son until he fell short after taking Jean Paul Lacombe to France against the rules surrounding the guardianship. Custody was then given to Diaz.
On October 15, 2009, one day before the Judge granted him custody, attorneys for Lacombe claimed that Jean Paul Lacombe was abducted by him. International Child Abduction Remedies Act once allowed the mother to gain custody of her son, but it is the same angle Lacombe used the Child Abduction Remedies Act against the Texas judicial system in regaining Jean Paul Lacombe, a double-edged low blow by attorneys. Now both prominent San Antonio attorneys for Lacombe have an attorney of their own.
James Monnig and John Mead's attorney is H.E. Mendez who claims that they did nothing wrong.
After the bus incident Berenice Diaz was sent her son's cell phone postmarked from San Antonio, Texas. Diaz admits that Jean Philippe Lacombe was now married to a Russian woman, but could be returning to either Mexico, France or even Russia. She stated that she thought her and her children would be together and safe in America as this latest kidnapping proved her wrong.