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Baby Veronica dad charged
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Baby Veronica dad charged

Baby Veronica dad charged

Baby Veronica dad charged

Nowata resident, Dusten Brown, the natural father of Baby Veronica, is facing an arrest warrant issued from the state of South Carolina. 

He could be arrested today when he returns to Iowa for National Guard training.

It is anticipated that Brown will turn himself in to military officials when he gets on base later today.

This is the latest step in the long and tangled legal battle over Baby Veronica, that involves the Cherokee Nation, the state of Oklahoma, and the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina officials have now charged Brown with custodial interference for failing to transfer his 3-year-old daughter to her adopted parents. 

A family court judge says the child should be returned immediately. 

Brown's mother and father recently filed papers to adopt Veronica, a move that was mentioned in Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor's dissent when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on this case earlier this year.

The Cherokee Nation has posted a youtube video featuring Assistant A.G. Chrissi Nimmo discussing the Baby Veronica issue.  

The legal battles are still ongoing. 

The hearings currently scheduled include, a hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, a South Carolina family court will hear motions from Brown and the Cherokee Nation. 

Friday, August 23, 2013 is the deadline for Brown to file documents contesting the South Carolina order. 

He will need to file his documents in an Oklahoma court.

On September 4, 2013, the Cherokee tribal court will consider the possibility of extending temporary guardianship of Baby Veronica to Brown's wife and his parents. 

If the Cherokee Nation does extend temporary guardianship to Brown's family, this could lead to the Cherokee Nation being able to claim jurisdiction over the matter.  

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