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11:40 am
Thu August 15, 2013

S.C. Couple Says They Haven't Seen 3-year-old

Matt and Melanie Capobianco
Matt and Melanie Capobianco
Credit KWGS News

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A South Carolina couple says they have yet to meet or talk to their 3-year-old adopted daughter or her biological father, despite their pleas and an ultimatum from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

Matt and Melanie Capobianco traveled to Oklahoma from South Carolina hoping to see 3-year-old Veronica. The girl has been at the center of an adoption dispute involving the couple and her biological father, Dusten Brown, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation.

South Carolina authorities have charged Brown with custodial interference in the case.

Fallin said the couple has a right to meet with Veronica and a right to seek a compromise with Brown.

The governor says if Brown is unwilling to cooperate, she can send him to South Carolina to face the charge.