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Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Father Who Sailed Away With Kidnapped Kids Sentenced To Jail

A man who kidnapped his two young children from a South San Francisco home last year and sailed away with them on a stolen yacht was sentenced today and ordered to have no contact with his victims, prosecutors said.

06/07/2013

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

South SF Dad Pleads No Contest In Stolen Yacht Abduction Case

A South San Francisco man is facing up to four years and four months in jail after pleading no contest to charges that he kidnapped his two children and took them away on a stolen yacht.

04/22/2013

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Faces Trial For Kidnapping Kids, Stealing Boat

A 43-year-old father is set to stand trial on charges that he kidnapped his two young children and took them away on a stolen yacht.

02/22/2013

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Delays Plea In Stolen Yacht Abduction Case

A Bay Area man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days has postponed entering a plea for the second time.

09/18/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Accused Of Taking Kids On Stolen Yacht Speaks Out

A man accused of kidnapping his two children from their South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never endangered them.

09/12/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Father Held In Stolen Yacht Abduction Appears In Court

Christopher Maffei is accused of forcibly taking his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son from their grandmother while the children’s mother was in court seeking a restraining order against him.

09/10/2012

Christopher Maffei (left) is accused of abducting 3-year-old Brooklynn Maffei (center) and 2-year-old Devin Maffei and taking them on a yacht on September 5, 2012. (South San Francisco Police)

$200K Bail For NorCal Dad Who Allegedly Took Abducted Kids On Stolen Yacht

A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail.

09/08/2012

Christopher Maffei (left) is accused of abducting 3-year-old Brooklynn Maffei (center) and 2-year-old Devin Maffei and taking them on a yacht on September 5, 2012. (South San Francisco Police)

2 South San Francisco Kids Recovered From Stolen Yacht

The Coast Guard said it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.

09/07/2012

The yacht Unleashed was stolen from the Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda on September 4, 2012. Police suspect 43-year-old Christopher Maffei stole the yacht and kidnapped his two children. (Latitude 38)

Police Tracking Yacht Wanted In Abduction Case Off San Mateo Coast

A yacht allegedly stolen by a man who had kidnapped his two children from South San Francisco earlier this week was spotted Friday morning in the waters off of Pillar Point Harbor, a police spokesman said.

09/07/2012

The yacht Unleashed was stolen from the Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda on September 4, 2012. Police suspect 43-year-old Christopher Maffei stole the yacht and kidnapped his two children. (Latitude 38)

2 South SF Kids Abducted, May Be On Stolen Yacht With Father

South San Francisco police are searching for a man suspected of fleeing with his two kidnapped children aboard a stolen yacht, according to police.

09/06/2012

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