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UPDATE: Woman Who Allegedly Kidnapped, Threatened to Throw Toddler Out Window to be Arraigned

A 29-year-old Clinton Township woman faces charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and first-degree child abuse after she allegedly took a toddler from a babysitter's care.

The suspect in a Friday kidnapping allegedly dove out a second-floor window after the babysitter – her cousin – and boyfriend came to her home to retrieve the child. (Patch file photo)
The suspect in a Friday kidnapping allegedly dove out a second-floor window after the babysitter – her cousin – and boyfriend came to her home to retrieve the child. (Patch file photo)

Updated at 3 p.m.:

Parisienne Racine Clark, 29, of Clinton Township was arraigned Monday on three charges related to the alleged kidnapping of a child in her cousin’s care Friday.

Magistrate Kim Silvestro set cash/surety bond at $750,000 and ordered a mental health evaluation.

Clark was arraigned on charges of attempted murder and kidnapping, both which are felonies carrying life sentences, and first-degree child abuse, also a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Her next court date is March 26.

Our earlier report:

Clinton Township authorities have arrested a woman they said abducted a toddler in a babysitter’s care and threatened to throw the baby out a second-floor window before diving out the window herself.

The woman, 29, will be arraigned Monday in 41B Court on charges of the attempted murder, kidnapping and first-degree child abuse, according to a news release distributed by the Clinton Township Police Department Monday. The first two charges are felonies carrying life sentences.

The charges stem from an incident Friday morning when the 18-year-old relative of the child, who was babysitting the child, who is under  1 year of age.

She noticed the baby was gone after the suspect, her 29-year-old cousin, had dropped by her residence on Lipke. The babysitter and her boyfriend went to her cousin’s residence in nearby townhouses.

The door was locked, but the sitter and her boyfriend could hear the baby crying uncontrollably, so they forced their way into the unit. The suspect was holding the child out the second-story building, and the sitter’s boyfriend pulled the child to safety.

The suspect dove out the window and was taken to the McLaren Macomb Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, then released into police custody.

She is being held in the Macomb County Jail pending arraignment.

The baby’s mother took the child to her doctor for assessment, police said.


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