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Chartier Free on Bail

May 26, 2005 permalink



Thu, May 26, 2005

Mother charged with abduction free on bail

By Sean McKibbon, Ottawa Sun

An Ottawa woman charged with abduction and breach of probation after allegedly taking her four children to Sweden was released on bail yesterday.

Marie Emilie Chartier, 35, was released on $400 cash bail and conditions that she reside in Gatineau with her ex-husband and that he also sign for a $1,000 bond.

She was ordered to have no communication with her four children, Marie Alexandre, 12, Michael, 8, Aniel, 6, and Mariel Charlotte, 5, and not go within a kilometre of her kids' school or her mother's house where the children reside.

Chartier was banned from having any weapons and given a 10 p.m.-7 a.m. curfew. She was also ordered to surrender any passports to the court.

Chartier and the children were returned to Canada on May 16 by Swedish authorities.


Police say Chartier approached Swedish officials on March 31 asking for permission to remain in the country. She said yesterday following the hearing that she turned herself in in Sweden after realizing she would not be granted refugee status there.

Ottawa police sent out an Interpol alert after Chartier allegedly took the children from their grandmother's house on March 15.

Source: Ottawa Sun