WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg mom who didn’t see her kids for four years after they were abducted by their father says she is still terrified of him and the further damage he could cause their family.
Emily Cablek said in a Winnipeg courtroom she’s lived with daily anxiety attacks that make it difficult to work and have added great financial stress to her life.
“Things aren’t the way I had hoped they would be … which has made me very depressed,” Cablek said in a taped victim impact statement. “There is the anger … Not seeing my kids for four years. I was terrified when I first saw them. I didn’t know if they would recognize me or be mad at me.”
Kevin Maryk has pleaded guilty to abducting his children, Dominic and Abby Maryk. The victim impact statement is part of his sentencing hearing today.
Dominic was seven and Abby was five when they were taken during a court-approved visit with their father in 2008. A court had awarded their mother full custody of the children. The kids lived in Mexico under different names until police finally arrested Maryk in 2012.
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