74 year old woman arrested in Wellington County after toddler put in trunk

A grandmother is photographed in Erin Ontario placing a child in the trunk of a vehicle. Image: OPP

(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) – On Friday June 22 at about 8:30 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a public assistance event on Main Street, Erin. Initial reports indicate a woman put a toddler in the trunk of a car and drove off. OPP attended but the woman and vehicle where gone. Later that day OPP received a tip from the public that helped identify the grandmother and granddaughter.

A 74-year-old woman from Erin has been charged with Failing to Ensure a Toddler is Properly Secured contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. Family and Children’s Services where notified and are investigating. The child was returned to her parents without injuries. To protect the victim, the name of the charged individual will not be released.

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