BROWNSVILLE – Authorities arrested a 36-year-old man in Mexico City on charges of international parental kidnapping. Ismail Khaleel Al Gebory is set to make his initial appearance in court this morning in Houston.
The criminal complaint against him was filed in Brownsville. Al Gebory is accused of not returning the child after a regular visitation on February 17. The child’s mother has sole custody, but Al Gebory would travel from San Antonio to Brownsville for regular visitation.
When the child wasn’t returned, the child’s mother called authorities and said Al Gebory had relatives in Iraq. According to the criminal complaint, he tried to get an Iraqi passport for the child, while in Mexico.
At the time of his arrest, the child was with Al Gebory. The child and mother have been reunited.