Two teen ladies had been arrested within the abduction of a 3-month-old Milwaukee boy after they instructed his mom they had been homeless and wanted a spot to remain, police stated.
The teenagers, ages 14 and 16, are suspected of abducting Anthony L. Crudup Jr. from his Milwaukee dwelling early Wednesday, police stated in a press release Thursday.
The boy’s mom, Shatina Cureton, instructed WISN she had by no means met the ladies earlier than however she allow them to keep at her dwelling after they instructed her they had been homeless and being victimized by intercourse traffickers.
“They instructed me they had been being molested and that they had been being human trafficked, and their mother was making them do issues along with her boyfriend,” Cureton instructed the station Thursday.
However when the mother awoke at 2 a.m. Wednesday, her son and the teenagers had been gone. An Amber Alert was issued to trace down Anthony, who was discovered unhurt Wednesday afternoon at a house simply blocks away, police stated.
“I really feel like they need to be prosecuted to the max as a result of they didn’t don’t have any enterprise taking my child. I imply, stuff like this solely occurs in Lifetime films,” Cureton instructed WISN.
Police haven’t commented on Cureton’s claims, however sources near the case instructed WISN the 16-year-old suspect instructed investigators one thing comparable.
The teenager stated nobody believed her claims that she was being sexually abused and thought if she confirmed up with a child, her accusations could be taken critically, WISN reported.
The 2 teenagers had been taken into custody within the boy’s abduction, together with three Milwaukee males on unrelated fees, police stated.
Felony fees within the case will probably be forwarded to prosecutors in coming days, police stated.
“The Milwaukee Police Division is grateful that Anthony is protected, and recognize all of the
help we obtained from our group and different companions so as to find Anthony,” division officers stated.
The case is predicted to prosecuted in juvenile courtroom and the teenager ladies remained in juvenile detention Thursday, WISN reported.
Cureton, in the meantime, stated she regrets that her act of kindness changed into a mom’s worst nightmare.
“I discovered my lesson. I can’t belief no one,” she instructed WDJT. “They actually deceived me. They lied to me.”
Requested why she believed the teenagers allegedly took her son, Cureton replied: “I suppose apparently one of many ladies wished to behave like she was pregnant or wished to behave prefer it was her child.”