Mothers who were contacted by “baby snatcher” from Colorado who “tried to steal the daughter of a woman after luring her on Facebook with the promise of a free photo shoot” tell of their relief that she was not trying to take their children
- Juliette Parker, 38, was arrested Friday after trying to steal a woman’s baby
- The police say that she and her 16-year-old daughter have given the nameless woman a poisoned cupcake
- They were planning to steal her daughter and then get her out of the state, police say
- Instead, the woman called 911 and the couple was arrested after she fled her home without the baby
- Now other mothers with whom Parker has been in contact tell how she also offered them free baby photo shoots
- One had a baby boy who Parker said she didn’t want to photograph because she needed more photos of girls to “build her portfolio”
- Another had pregnancy pictures taken by Parker in her house
- Parker, a failed mayor, was accused of kidnapping and assault
Juliette Parker, 38, was arrested Friday for kidnapping and charges
Two mothers who responded to an advertisement of an alleged baby snatcher who offered free photo shoots for infants hoping to steal the children afterwards, told their shock after seeing the woman arrested.
Juliette Parker, 38, a failed mayor, was arrested Friday in Colorado Springs on suspicion of attempted kidnapping and assault.
Police say she and her 16-year-old daughter, who has not been named, drugged a mother with a cupcake after going to the woman’s house on February 5 under the guise of taking photos of her newborn daughter.
Authorities say Parker was desperate for a girl and was planning to take the woman’s baby and get her out of the state to raise her as her own child.
They fled the woman’s house, took her keys, but left the baby behind after they had given her the cupcake.
The woman sought medical help and told the authorities.
They arrested Parker on Friday. Now the police are asking other women with whom they have been in contact to come forward.
Two who talked to Parker online after posting in a mother’s Facebook group were interviewed by Good morning America on Monday.
Parker previously took pictures of Victoria Morris when she was pregnant. Morris said she was afraid of hearing her arrest because she knows her address
Parker took these photos of Morris when she was pregnant with her daughter
Amanda Appling also responded to Parker’s Facebook ad with free baby photo shoots. She has a baby boy that Parker said she didn’t want to photograph
Parker used this Facebook account to connect with mothers on group pages and to offer them free photo shoots
One told how she responded to Parker’s Facebook post with free photos for her son.
“She told me she wasn’t looking for a boy, but she would save his photo and let me know if she was looking for a little boy to take photos with,” Amanda Appling said.
Parker ran in vain for mayor in Colorado Springs in 2019
Victoria Morris, another woman, had Parker take her photos when she was pregnant.
Now that she has a baby, she said the news about Parker’s arrest scared her.
“I’m really upset and scared because she had my address and been to my house,” she said.
Police say Parker wanted to steal a baby girl to raise her as her own.
It is unclear whether her 16-year-old daughter, who has not been mentioned, has been charged or arrested.
The victim told the delegates that she saw Parker make mobile selfies with the baby, and wiped her fingerprints from items she had touched at the woman’s house.
At the third visit the woman claimed that the drying took place.
Reportedly Parker’s teenage daughter gave the victim a cupcake and as soon as she ate the treat, the woman immediately felt sleepy.
The victim ordered Parker and her daughter to leave her house, realizing that they had taken her house keys with them after they were gone.
Parker during her failed mayor campaign in 2019. She stays in prison