Pierce County Sheriff's Department arrest a woman after she allegedly conspired with her daughter to kidnap a child. The mother posed as a baby photographer and drugged a new mother in an attempt to steal her child, officials report.
The 38-year-old woman advertised on Facebook that she would take free photos of newborns so she could build her portfolio, according to a statement from the sheriff's department.
On Friday February 14, 2020, at 2:30 pm detectives from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department arrested the 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter at their residence in Spanaway.
The victim called 911 on the night of February 5, 2020, when she suddenly began feeling sick. She told firefighters that she believed that she had been drugged.
After medical treatment at a hospital, the victim contacted the sheriff’s department to file a police report.
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The victim told deputies that she believed she was drugged by a woman who had come to her house posing as a photographer.
“The suspect reportedly came to the victim’s residence on three occasions to photograph her newborn baby. The suspect was observed taking cell phone selfies with the victim’s baby and was seen wiping her fingerprints off items she touched inside the victim’s home.“ Pierce County Sherrif’s Department reported on social media.
”During the third incident, the suspect and the suspect’s teenage daughter gave the victim a cupcake to eat; the victim reported feeling numb and drowsy immediately after eating the cupcake.“ They reported
After eating the cupcake and feeling sick, the victim told the mother and daughter to leave her home. After they left, she noticed that her house keys were missing.
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Deputies donated new locks and window guards for the victim and volunteered to install them at her residence.
”This detailed investigation identified additional victims and garnered evidence that indicate that the suspect was planning to steal a newborn baby to raise as her own” the sheriff’s department wrote.
“This afternoon our deputies executed a warrant at the suspect’s residence in the 4100 block of 220th St. E. near Spanaway. The 38-year-old female suspect was arrested on multiple felony charges, as well as her 16-year-old daughter.” they reported.
The sheriff’s department request that if you have been contacted by a woman named “Juliette Parker”, “Juliette Noel” or “Juliette Gains” who posed as a photographer please call detectives as soon as possible at 253-798-7724 or send them a private message.