State requests for the filing of unlawful flight complaints in felony parental abduction cases are to be treated in the same manner as other unlawful flight requests. See JM 9-69.421. See Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980, Pub.L. 96-611, Sec. 10; 94 Stat. 3573, reprinted in notes to 18 U.S.C. § 1073.
Note that an unlawful flight warrant for the arrest of the absconding parent does not authorize a search for the minor child, the taking of the child into custody or the removal of the child from the state.
COMMENT: International Parental Kidnapping is a federal offense, 18 U.S.C. § 1204. A discussion of this offense is set forth at JM 9-74.200.
[cited in JM 9-69.421]