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18 years later, Oregon mom sentenced for abduction of daughter

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DALLAS, OR (KPTV) -

A judge found an Oregon woman guilty Wednesday of custodial interference in a bizarre case that the FBI considered a kidnapping for years.

Tara Wilson received a sentence of 75 days in jail, two years of supervised probation and 240 hours of community service.

In 1995, Wilson abducted her infant daughter after the child's father won a custody dispute, authorities said.

For the next 18 years, Wilson was wanted by the FBI and the child remained on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children registry.

Then, in May of this year, Wilson showed up at the Polk County Sheriff's Office with her daughter.

Deputies interviewed Wilson's daughter, now 18, and her grandfather, and then allowed them to leave. Wilson, meanwhile, was booked into jail and then released.

She's now back in the Polk County Jail to serve her 75-day sentence.

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