Fairfield Woman Accused of Abducting Children in Court

WATERVILLE - The Fairfield woman accused of abducting her own children made her first court appearance today.

 

34 year-old Bethmarie Retamozzo is facing two counts of criminal restraint by a parent.


She did not enter a plea in Waterville District Court today.


Police say Retamozzo fled with her two children -- whom she did not have custody of -- during a visit back on August 15.


She was later caught in South Carolina -- where she waived extradition before being brought back to Maine.


She is being held at the Kennebec County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.

 

Also facing charges in connection with this case is 37 year-old Jennifer Dore of Benton.


She was the court-appointed visitation supervisor who police say allowed Retamozzo to drive away with the children.


She's charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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