Hansen ordered to pay $150K, monthly child support
Friday, May 18, 2012
By BRIAN MOSELY ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
A former Shelbyville woman who sent her adopted son back to Moscow two years ago was ordered Thursday to make monthly child support payments and pay damages in the case.
Torry Hansen was ordered by Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell to pay damages of $150,206 for breach of contract, legal fees and back child support for Artyom Saveliev, plus an additional $1,000 per month of child support starting June 1 until he turns 18.
In April 2010, Hansen sent the boy back to Moscow alone on a plane with a letter saying he was violent, had psychological problems and that she didn't want him anymore. Hansen's adoption agency, World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP). filed a lawsuit in May 2010 against Hansen and her mother Nancy, seeking child support in Bedford County, where she was living at the time.