Family of missing child sued for defamation of character
The family of Christopher Abeyta, who went missing about 27 years ago, is being sued for defamation of character.
Abeyta went missing in the summer of 1986 when he was 7 months old. His family blames a woman from Castle Rock for kidnapping him. But police have never named her a suspect.
Last month, Emma Bradshaw filed a lawsuit against Gil Abeyta, Bernice Abeyta, Denise Abeyta Alves and "first through 100 Does, persons who are defendants, but who's identities are not fully known." The complaint says she has been damaged and defamed, and that the Abeytas' accusations invaded her privacy and damaged her person causing mental and emotional distress and loss of a job.
The lawsuit asks for upwards of $100,000 and for websites with information about Bradshaw in connection with the case and relationship with Abeytas to be taken down.
The Abeytas are asking for a grand jury investigation into their allegations.
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