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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. Yes, it is possible that criminal charges can be filed and the police should be contacted. Seeing how the mother left the State and failed to return the children, there is a cause for concern. Moreover, there could be grounds for custodial interference and I have provided the code below, as well, for your review. In addition, a motion could be filed with the court, seeking to hold the mother in contempt of court for violating the court order and the Judge can take action and issue a warrant for her arrested, as well.
22-19-9. Taking, enticing away, or keeping of unmarried minor child by parent--Misdemeanor--Subsequent violation felony. Any parent who takes, entices away, or keeps his or her unmarried minor child from the custody or visitation of the other parent, or any other person having lawful custody or right of visitation, in violation of a custody or visitation determination entitled to enforcement by the courts of this state, without prior consent is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Any subsequent violation of this section is a Class 6 felony.