September 1, 2016, after a two week-long intense investigation, Scott Selger
was arrested in the Rosarito Beach area of Mexico by the Baja California State
Preventive Police for abducting his two 9 year old children. This arrest was
the result of a closely coordinated and cooperative effort with the Baja
California (Mexico) State Preventive Police, the El Dorado County District
Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Justice, Foreign Prosecution
and Law Enforcement. The children, both 9 years of age, were recovered and
released to their mother unharmed.
Selger, the father of the two children, was to return
them by August 15, 2016, to their mother, who resides in the South Lake Tahoe,
but instead abducted them into Mexico with no intention of returning them.
Realizing that her children were not on their scheduled return flight home and
had been abducted into Mexico, the mother contacted the authorities and
immediately began the legal process of getting them returned.
Attorney Investigator Bryan Kuhlmann, with the El Dorado County District
Attorney’s Office South Lake Tahoe, along with family members, spent hours
communicating with Mr. Selger off and on over the past week via Skype and on
the phone to negotiate the return of the children. Despite those efforts, Mr. Selger was not
willing to return the children in accordance with the court orders. Based on
information gathered during the investigation, it was believed Mr. Selger was
in the Rosarito area of Baja California, Mexico. On September 1, 2016, at about 2 PM, his
vehicle was located in Rosarito with him and the children nearby. The Baja California State Preventive Police
arrested Mr. Selger at that location and the children were immediately returned
to the mother, who was with Special Agents from California Department of
Justice and District Attorney Investigator Kuhlmann, as per the order of the
Selger will be immediately deported to the United States where he will eventually
be arraigned in El Dorado County. His current bail stands at $500,000.
outcome would have never come about without the close cooperation of the
California Department of Justice, the Baja California (Mexico) State Preventive
Police and the hard work of Investigator Kuhlmann with the El Dorado County
District Attorney’s Office.