AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin area woman who kidnapped her daughter and took her to Mexico in 2002 was sentenced Wednesday.
Dara Llorens, 46, who plead guilty in December, was sentenced to two years for the charge of interfering with child custody and six years for the aggravated kidnapping charge to be served concurrently. She will also get credit for time she has already served, which is about a year and a half. She could’ve been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Llorens abducted her then 4-year-old daughter, Sabrina Allen, after a judge ordered her to turnover her daughter to her ex-husband following an unsupervised visit. When Llorens didn’t show up to drop off their daughter, her father called police.
“There was real concern by many, many people about this child and she did what she did out of desperation,” said Llorens’ defense attorney Jackie Wood after her client was sentenced.
The girl and her mother were found in Mexico City in 2003 but managed to escape capture. After years of being on the run, authorities finally found the mother and daughter in a small town southeast of Mexico City and brought them back to Texas in October 2014. Sabrina is now 18 years old.