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Charges dismissed against mother accused of disobeying custody order

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Charges against a mother who police said interfered with a custody agreement have been dismissed.

Jennifer Ansari was charged with custodial interference after authorities say she did not adhere to a court order issuing custody of her daughter, 8-year-old Sophia Snow, to the child's father, Aaron Snow, back in Aug. 2013.

Ansari told WDRB News in Sept. 2013 she did not obey the court order, as she believed Aaron Snow was an unfit parent. She explained her decision, "At no time was I running, no time did I abduct the child. What you have to understand is that I had this child in my possession every day. Sophia has been with me since birth. I am her parent. I feel like I am her only parent until he wants to, out of convenience, play dad."

Ansari spoke with WDRB Wednesday afternoon and said she was relieved that the charges were dropped. Ansari also said she was unaware that a court order had been issued. "I was treated as a fugitive. Today it has been proven I was unjustifiably removed from their life for 8 months."

Sophia Snow is currently in the custody of her father, Aaron. Ansari's second child, a 12-year-old female, is in the custody of her father.

Bart Betteau, Ansari's attorney, explained why the case was dismissed. "If the crime is leaving the state in violation of an order, there has to be an order when you leave. If there is such an order, it has to be effective. Our position was the charges were legally insufficient and the court seemed to agree."

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