The father of two boys, ages 2 and 4, allegedly abducted the children from Minnesota to Kenya last month. The boys’ mother filed a missing children report with local police. According to the Shakopee Valley News, the mother, who alleges she previously suffered domestic violence at the hands of her children’s father, informed police that the children’s father claims to have already harmed the younger boy and has threatened to kill him. Although the U.S. State Department is reportedly looking into the children’s whereabouts and welfare, Minnesotan authorities are forced to rely on Kenyan law enforcement authorities to locate and recover the children. READ MORE: Shakopee police at mercy of Kenyan authorities to find abducted children, Shakopee Valley News (September 19, 2011).