The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat after losing custody were ordered Thursday to remain in jail without bond and to have no contact with their two young sons. (April 11)
SOURCE - RESTRICTION: WFTS - AP Clients Only, Must CourtesyLocation - Date: TAMPA, Florida - April 11SOUNDBITE: Judge Walter Heinrich, Hillsborough County Circuit Court"Pre-trial detention is a hearing that has to be conducted in a certain time frame. And if in fact they present the proper evidence, you can be held without bond during the duration of your cases.""Once the charges are formally filed, they have to be conducted in the division they are assigned to. So the state is intending to formally file the charges today, serve it on the public defender and the hearing with witnesses will be conducted on Monday.""I note that she has a co-defendant""Mr. Hakken, you have the same, similar circumstance that they lady that just stood there a moment ago. So, I need to say the same things to you.""You are going to have the court-appointed attorney's office to assist both of you at this moment because you're going to be staying in jail until this hearing on Monday. There will be no bonds until Monday."STORYLINE:The U.S. parents charged with kidnapping their boys and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat after losing custody were ordered Thursday to remain in jail without bond and to have no contact with their two young sons. Joshua and Sharyn Hakken made their first court appearance Thursday morning. Judge Walter Heinrich ordered them to have no contact with any of the victims or witnesses in the case. They'll face a judge during a pretrial detention hearing on Monday on charges of kidnapping, child neglect, false imprisonment, burglary and interference with custody. The Hakkens are being represented by the public defender's office, which has declined comment. Four-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase are now with their maternal grandparents, Bob and Patricia Hauser, who have legal custody. The children were taken from them last week. They planned to talk about the ordeal publicly later Thursday morning.