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Guilty of Motherhood
November 11, 2011 permalink
A mother who took her daughter from Nebraska foster care has been found guilty of a crime.
Woman who fled state with daughter enters plea
A Lincoln woman who fled to New Mexico with her 2-year-old daughter has pleaded no contest to violating a custody order.
Melissa Portillo, 25, was released from jail Friday on a personal recognizance bond and is to be sentenced in January.
On Aug. 19, she fled with JonTaia Warrack during a supervised visit at her apartment and was arrested the next day at a relative's home in Las Cruces, N.M.
Portillo was jailed and later brought back to Nebraska, and JonTaia's foster parents drove to New Mexico to get her.
The girl has been in foster care since she was 10 months old, when she was taken out of the home on allegations her parents, Portillo and John Warrack, abused drugs and had domestic violence issues. They since have lost parental rights to her.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star
Addendum: On January 6 Portillo was sentenced to 240 days in jail.