Tort Law

Mom of Missing Oregon Boy, 7, Files $10M Custodial Interference Suit Seeking Answers From Stepmom

The mother of a 7-year-old boy who disappeared in Portland, Ore., nearly two years ago has filed an unusual civil lawsuit against the child’s stepmother.

It seeks $10 million in compensatory damages for emotional distress due to Terri Horman’s alleged custodial interference concerning Kyron Horman and a court order requiring her to tell the boy’s mother, Desiree Young, where he is, whether he is dead or alive, the Portland Oregonian reports.

Horman has not been criminally charged in the disappearance.

Young says she will donate any money she gets to charity and is pursuing the suit in an effort to find her son. She hopes, she says, that the litigation will make it “impossible for Ms. Horman to simply move on with her life.”

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