THE missing 10-year-old girl at the center of the Stand With Sophie campaign sent coded notes to her dad saying she was in danger.
Sophie Long is said to have written to her father Michael during Covid lockdowns after accusing her mom’s fiancé of sexual abuse in a viral video.
The youngster was last seen on July 12 and is believed to be with her father Michael who Texas officials have called her abductor.
Letters obtained by the DailyMail.com last September are said to show Sophie used code words for danger, including daisies or dandelions.
Pen was used to indicated her mom and stepdad were fighting, Michael alleged.
Kelly Long denied all the allegations saying her ex-husband’s “personal vendetta…has now escalated to dangerous levels.”
An attorney ruled last year that Sophie was safer with her mom after calling the viral video “self-produced” and “heavily edited.”
Michael was accused of coaching his children how answering questions and of not sending them to school, Fox News reports.
The amicus attorney said they had “deep concerns” over “the children’s immediate emotional health and safety while in their father’s care.”
BRING SOPHIE HOME SAFE
A woman believed to be Michael’s girlfriend posted to Facebook on Sunday, writing: “I’m praying this will help someone spot them and help us bring Sophie home safely.”
Kourtney Chalmers added: “Again, a psychological evaluation reported Michael is not a stable person for Sophie to be with and he has threatened to flee the country with her.”
In a statement, the Texas Department of Public Safety said: “Missing juvenile is believed to be with her non-custodial parent, Michael Long, and maybe en route to Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Mexico or Argentina.
“Michael Long is possibly driving an off white 2010 Ford Edge SUV or a gray van with blacked-out windows, an NRA sticker, and a black rack on top.
“Missing juvenile has a small burn mark on one of her arms.”
Michael Long had arrived at a court custody hearing without Sophie and she has not been seen since, police told Crime Online.
The Sun has contacted Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety for comment.
Sophie was at the center of a case that took the internet by storm after Michael alleged his daughter had been abused by his ex-wife’s current partner.
The viral video appeared to show Sophie detailing screaming and telling her grandmother that she does not want to leave the car and go to the home because she feels uncomfortable.
Since the video made the rounds on social media, a Facebook campaign was created called Stand with Sophie to get the attention of high-profile people.
Michael Long and his ex-wife Kelly were involved in a tumultuous custody battle for Sophie after their divorce in July of 2015.
A judge granted the parents a 50/50 split custody agreement.
Kelly was later awarded full custody and took the children to live more than 200 miles away from their father.
Her spokesperson said: “We have alerted the authorities and attorneys are doing everything they can to warn the public about the false nature of these claims.
“Michael Long’s personal vendetta against his ex-wife has now escalated to dangerous levels.
“Experts believe that Michael Long’s actions form a textbook example of ‘parental alienation’ – a type of child abuse in which he has consistently used psychological manipulation to turn the children against the other parent.”
Court documents have noted that both parents have a history of calling Child Protective Services to make complaints about the other.
None of the previous complaints to CPS have been substantiated, including the allegations of domestic violence, according to the court docs.
Michael Long then created the Facebook group to raise awareness about the custody case and share updates with Sophie’s supporters.
In September last year a judge granted Kelly Long custody of the children, allowing Michael Long visitation rights.
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