Twelve Tribes member settles custody case

BELLOWS FALLS — Lynn Delozier, who was charged in 1988 with custodial interference for keeping her daughter away from her biological father, finally settled her case on Tuesday.

Judge John Wesley sentenced Delozier, 49, to a six-month suspended sentence.

At a plea agreement in December, Delozier agreed to plead guilty in order to have her custodial interference charge amended to the lesser contempt of court charge.

In April 2004, police arrested Delozier at The Basin Farm in Bellows Falls, home of Twelve Tribes, a religious community where she was living.

Her charge stems from a complaint in 1988 from Michael Ossip that ex-girlfriend Delozier refused to abide by a Superior Court custody and visitation order with their then-8-year-old daughter.

Delozier allegedly lived in other countries until 1998.

Interviews with the Windham County Sheriff’s Department revealed that she had traveled and made her home in parts of South America for about a decade.

The daughter, who is now in her 20s, reportedly reconciled with her father in April 1998, after Canadian officials contacted the sheriff’s department saying they’d found her.

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Brattleboro Reformer, USA
Jan. 28, 2005
Andrew Raguozeos

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