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Tenn. mom who sent Russian boy back due in court

By KRISTIN M. HALL
Associated Press

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) - An American woman who sent her then-7-year-old adopted son back to Russia may lose a child support civil lawsuit if she fails to appear in court in Tennessee.

Torry Hansen, who was living in Shelbyville in April 2010 when she put the boy on a plane alone back to Moscow, was ordered to personally appear in court on Wednesday in Lynchburg in a child support lawsuit filed by her former adoption agency. Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell is scheduled to consider whether to hold Hansen in contempt of court and whether to approve a motion for a default judgment against her.

Hansen sent a letter to the court on Tuesday saying that she can't appear because she no longer lives in Tennessee and asked for a court-appointed attorney.

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