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Mom hunts 3 mos., finds son in China

Child taken by ex-hubby

An upper East Side mom was reunited with her 4-year-old son in China - where her ex-husband fled with the boy three months ago, court papers revealed yesterday.

Camille Colvin met with little Griffin on Tuesday after Chinese authorities helped her find former hubby Rui Guo, who allegedly took the boy by car to Toronto and flew to Beijing.

The FBI has issued an arrest warrant charging the Chinese-born Guo with international parental kidnapping.

Sources close to the case said Colvin, who works for corporate consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers, still doesn't have custody of Griffin and must get permission from Chinese officials to take him home.

The international kidnapping drama started July 8, when Guo, 39, arrived at Colvin's apartment on York Ave. for a court-approved visit with his son.

Because Guo had allegedly threatened to whisk Griffin back to his homeland, Colvin, 35, had hired an investigator to tail the sculptor, who lived in Elmhurst, Queens.

Guo gave the private eye the slip about 7 p.m. after sneaking around a corner on E. 82nd St. with the little boy, who was wearing shorts and an "I Love New York" T-shirt.

Colvin never saw or heard from Griffin again - until this week.

For weeks, the worried mom plastered Chinese neighborhoods with "missing" posters, and police hunted Guo in New York. She even put up a $35,000 reward for the boy's return.

Leads were sparse because, as it turned out, the boy was already half a world away.

Cab to Toronto, jet to China

Guo, a Chinese citizen who has a U.S. green card, had grabbed a livery cab about 9 p.m. on July 8 and drove overnight to Toronto. A day later, he and Griffin got on a plane to Beijing, authorities said.

He later headed to Henan Province, according to court papers.

After giving up hope of finding her son in New York, Colvin flew to China last month.

With the help of the government, she found Guo and met with Griffin on Tuesday for the first time in three months, authorities said.


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