María Iglesias Gil gave birth to a baby boy. The father was her former husband. Ms Iglesias Gil was given custody of the child, whilst the father was granted access. However, the father abducted the boy and took him to the United States.
Ms Iglesias Gil asked the courts to issue an international search and arrest warrant for the father, so that she could regain custody of her son. However, the courts refused to do so and closed the case.