Isett Calls for Review of Texas Amber Alert System - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/30/08

Isett Calls for Review of Texas Amber Alert System

State representative, Carl Isett, is calling for a review of the Amber Alert system in Texas after this weeks' kidnapping failed to meet Texas requirements.

Lubbock Police put out the call Monday night, when LaShawnda Theriac, 14, Jasmine Bazan, 11, and Angel Contreras, 9, turned up missing.

Kenneth Wilcox, 41, offered to take the children to Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, and said they would all return to Lubbock on Sunday. But he and the children were found Tuesday, in southeast Oklahoma.

Wilcox told the kids he was going to claim a pick-up truck he'd allegedly won. "We didn't go to any of those places he told us," said Jasmine.

"We had to sleep in the woods," added Angel. "My sister and her friend kept on begging him to come to home, and he kept on saying that he was going to get his truck, but he never did."

Authorities said this situation did not meet the criteria for a state Amber Alert, because their parents allowed them to go. And the children went willingly. But that was before anyone knew - that Wilcox had a possible history of kidnapping and sexual abuse.

Wilcox remains in an Oklahoma jail, charged with aggravated kidnapping.

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