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    Unlawful Flight To Avoid Prosecution - Child Custody Deprivation

    On March 16, 2006, Ryoko Uchiyama is believed to have left California with her one-year-old daughter Melissa Hinako Braden. Uchiyama was involved in a custody dispute with the child's father at the time. Uchiyama and Braden are believed to be currently residing in Japan.

    A warrant for child custody deprivation was issued for the arrest of Uchiyama by the Superior Court of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, on March 27, 2006. A federal arrest warrant was issued on May 15, 2006, by the United States District Court, Central District of California, after Uchiyama was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

    Uchiyama has a scar on her lower abdomen. She enjoys antique shopping.

    • Ryoko Lin
    Date(s) of Birth Used: October 15, 1973 Hair: Black
    Place of Birth: Japan Eyes: Brown
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 105 pounds Sex: Female
    Race: Asian
    Occupation: Uchiyama is believed to have training as a kindergarten school teacher.