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Calif. school board hopeful admits to abductions
School board candidate in California admits to arrest, hospital stay for abducting 4 girls
By The Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) ' A school board candidate in Northern California has acknowledged she was once arrested for abducting four girls from a bus stop in 1998.

The Daily Republic of Fairfield reports (http://bit.ly/omYxnA) 70-year-old Alvina Sheeley spent more than a year in a federal psychiatric hospital after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity to four counts of abduction.

The former teacher is on the November ballot for the spot on the Fairfield-Suisun board.

Sheeley says she was under "mental duress" at the time of the abductions, when she tried to gain custody of a child whom she knew through family in her hometown of Alton, Ill.

Sheeley took the girl and three others, ages 8 to 12, after the girl's mother refused to give her custody.

Sheeley says she meant no harm.

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