June 5, 2019 1:30 pm
Updated: June 5, 2019 4:32 pm

Quebec woman charged after 8-year-old girl kidnapped, tied up

Laval police were given information that led to an arrest and had alerted other forces in the area, but didn't feel an Amber Alert was necessary.

Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

A woman was charged Wednesday in the kidnapping of an eight-year-old Quebec girl found tied up but unharmed in the back seat of a car.

The 54-year-old accused appeared in a Laval courtroom on charges including unlawful confinement, kidnapping and disguise with intent.

The Crown objected to her release and she remains detained until a bail hearing can be held. The case returns to court on Friday.

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Laval police said the suspect knew the girl and approached her in a vehicle on her way to school in the suburb north of Montreal Tuesday morning. The woman was wearing a wig and had a small dog with her.

When the girl refused to get in the car, police allege the suspect took her by force.

Laval police were given information that led to an arrest. They had alerted other forces in the area but didn’t feel an Amber Alert was necessary.

Police in Beloeil, about 50 kilometres south Laval, found the girl about 90 minutes after she was reported missing.

An apparent conflict between family members was at the heart of the alleged crime.

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