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Stepmom Faces Demand Over 2010 Kidnapping

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - The biological mother of a 7-year-old child who went missing two years ago pointed blame at her ex-husband's new wife in a civil lawsuit.

Stepmother Terri Horman brought 7-year-old Kyron to school on June 4, 2010, and the child was never seen again, Kyron's biological mother Desiree Young claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

"Desiree Young, Kyron's mother, brings this claim against Terri Horman, asserting that Terri Horman is responsible for the disappearance of Kyron," the complaint states.

Young says she shared joint custody of Kyron with her ex-husband, Kaine Horman, but that Terri deliberately sought to deprive her of her parental rights.

"Ms. Young claims that Terri Horman intentionally interfered with her parental rights, and that Terri Horman intentionally inflicted severe emotional distress," according to the complaint. "Ms. Young seeks the return of her son, and seeks compensatory damages."

Claiming that Terri knows where her son is, Young wants the court to order an injunction for his return.

"Assuming that Kyron is alive, plaintiff is entitled to the return of her son," the complaint states. "If Kyron is dead, plaintiff is entitled to the return of his remains. Terri Horman knows whether Kyron is alive or dead, and knows his present whereabouts or the location of his remains."

Young says her son's disappearance has caused her to suffer serious mental health issues and ongoing trauma.

"Plaintiff is suffering ongoing fear, anxiety and grief on a daily basis, and has no other adequate remedy except for the issuance of an injunction compelling Terri Horman to return Kyron to his parents, or, alternatively, if Kyron is dead, an injunction compelling Terri Horman to reveal the whereabouts of Kyron's body so that his parents may properly care for his remains," the complaint states.

In addition to the return of her son, Young wants $10 million in damages for grief and suffering. She is represented by Elden Rosenthal of Rosenthal Greene & Devlin.

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