Oklahoma City woman accused of violating protective order boasted about stealing kids

A warrant is issued for Cynthia D. Turner, 42, of Oklahoma City, who is facing charges in several pending cases of telephone harassment and child stealing.
by Tim Willert Modified: November 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm •  Published: November 16, 2012

Turner, the detective wrote, took photos of the children, including one in which they were holding stuffed toy pumpkins, and posted them on her Facebook page.

Detective Jeff Padgett saw a comment posted on the social media site by Turner in late August that said, “I'm going to steal them back this week and then we are going to canoe to the Seychelles,” a group of islands off the coast of Africa.

That post was later followed by another that said, “I can't go to prison if I'm in another country,” the detective reported.

Last month, Turner posted a photo of herself wearing a hat and sunglasses with a caption that reads, “Modern Day Kidnapper in Disguise,” Padgett wrote in the affidavit.

Turner was arrested Jan. 4 on an outstanding warrant when she appeared in court for a guardianship hearing. Turner's mother petitioned for temporary guardianship after the children's father died, saying she did not want the children returned to their mother, police said.

Following the hearing, the details of which were sealed, Turner was led away in handcuffs, crying.

“They wouldn't even listen to me,” she said.

When asked about messages she is accused of leaving on her mother's phone, Turner said, “Yeah, I cussed her out, but they took my kids and wouldn't tell me where they were.”


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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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