Sabrina Allen was kidnapped 12-years ago by her mother — who didn’t have custody — and was not seen since. This week authorities got a break in the case and found the missing girl in a town southeast of Mexico City.
The picture of the cute little four-year-old blonde girl with pig tails, which was plastered all over, is nothing like what Sabrina Allen looks now and, according to police, she was “not living a regular life.” Her hair is now dyed black and she even changed her name — she now goes by Fair.
On Friday Allen’s father, Greg, said his missing daughter — who is now 17 years old — was not doing well and is being evaluated for her problems.
“She’s in pretty bad shape. Sabrina has been under an intense campaign to hate me for 12-years. She’s currently under the care of a therapist that specializes in cases like this.”
Twelve-years-ago, Sabrina Allen lived with her father in Texas while her mother had visitation rights on weekends. Dara Llorens picked up the four-year-old on a scheduled visit April 19, 2002 and never returned. Ever since his daughter went missing, Greg Allen believed his ex-wife had taken the girl to Mexico.
The distraught father didn’t know where to look or who to ask for help but never gave up hope that he would find the kidnapped girl. Allen said that he is elated at the news his daughter has been found and as he awaits the reunion, he is working on enlisting help for Sabrina as she works to join her family.
At a news conference on Friday, Allen said the missing girl is in “in pretty bad shape as far as my understanding.”
“She was not living a regular life,” the emotional father said. “She has not been going to school.”
According to information posted on a fundraising site for Sabrina Allen, the 17-year-old is several levels behind in her education and will need a lot of time to bring up to speed.
Mexican authorities were able to locate Llorens and find Sabrina thanks to a tip from a confidential informant. They worked with a team of private investigators from Philip Klein’s office to track Allen and her mother down at a small apartment in the state of Tlaxcala, according to police.
“She was effectively a prisoner in a two-bedroom apartment. She has been told that I didn’t want her and that I committed suicide,” Greg Allen said. “She was also told that both of my parents are dead.”
Dana Llorens and Sabrina Allen were flown back to Texas where the mother was booked on several charges, including aggravated kidnapping, interference with child custody, and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution at the Travis County jail. Meanwhile, the 17-year-old was taken to an undisclosed medical facility where she would undergo a complete evaluation.
Sabrina Allen begins a new but difficult chapter in her life with her father, Greg Allen, who says he hopes she has some memories of their time together before she was kidnapped 12 years ago.
“I want to know her. She’s a completely different person, but they say personalities are formed by age five,” Allen told ABC News’ affiliate KVUE-TV in an interview. “(I’m) hoping she has some memories still.”
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