Speaker at 'The Ride for Missing Children' meeting keeps hope in his missing children case

Organizers held a meeting for ‘The Ride for Missing Children’ Monday at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica.

Posted: Apr 9, 2018 11:18 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2018 11:19 PM

Utica -- Organizers held a meeting for ‘The Ride for Missing Children’ Monday at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica.

The event takes place on June 1st.

Countless numbers of local families have been victims of child abduction over the years.


The 'National Center for Missing and Exploited Children' holds the annual event in efforts to bring families together.

Augusto Frisancho, who spoke at the meeting, lost his children nearly 8 years ago.


Frisancho says after a bitter divorce, his ex-wife left with his three young children to Europe.


Since then, he says he's been doing everything in his power to get his children back.


Frisancho hasn't seen his children since 2010. He says at times he feels powerless, but this event gives him hope.

"A nightmare, it's been nightmare, Frisancho said. "It’s getting better now because I have a lot of support. They are working hard to raise money, to organize all this. To come here and meet every month, and practice all the year and then run and then raise money knowing that all this money's going to support and find missing children. That love that they have along with the love that I have for my kids in my heart, it's my engine that keeps me going. That’s the hope that I have. That one day I will be able to see my kids again and tell them, look at all these people that supported me throughout all these years and this is thanks to them that my hope is alive."

Frisancho has been working with the 'National Center for Missing and Exploited Children' to get his children back for three years.


He says he has been going through the courts to try to contact his children, but the process is more difficult with them being out of the country.

Frisancho says judges have ordered that the children return to the U.S. and have granted him full custody of his children.


He says those court orders are not being enforced, which is why he continues to fight.

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