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'Child snatch' accused in court

Courtroom sketch
The accused did not speak in court and was not represented by a lawyer

A father accused of abducting his London-based daughter as she visited him in the US has appeared in a Baltimore court.

Clark Rockefeller did not contest extradition moves to have him face charges of kidnap and assault and battery in Boston, Massachuestts.

He is accused of taking his seven-year-old daughter, Reigh Storrow Boss, in a 27 July visit to that city.

Mr Rockefeller was arrested by the FBI and police after a tip-off.

He did not speak during the proceedings and was not represented by a lawyer.

He is next due in court on 15 August and is expected to be extradited from Baltimore to Massachusetts within 30 days.

Reigh Boss was reunited with her mother, Sandra Boss, in Baltimore late on Saturday night.

Ms Boss works for management consultancy McKinsey & Co in London. She is a Harvard graduate who has worked for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Mr Rockefeller does not belong to the Rockefeller dynasty that earned its fortune in the oil industry.

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