Man finally gets to see son in Brazil

February 9, 2009 10:34:17 AM PST
A New Jersey man and his 8-year-old son have been reunited after 4 1/2 years. David Goldman and his son, Sean, hugged, shot baskets and splashed in a pool Monday.

The reunion was witnessed by U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith. The New Jersey Republican is trying to help the Tinton Falls man win custody.

A court ruled last week that Goldman could visit as a possible first step toward gaining custody.

The boy was taken to Brazil by his mother when he was 4. She remarried and died last year after giving birth to another child.

David Goldman was denied visitation until Smith increased political pressure last week. Another court hearing in the case could come as soon as Wednesday.

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