The biological mother of a 10-year-old Moreno Valley boy in foster care was sentenced Friday to 40 days in prison for abducting the child as he left school.
Chasity Chainti Phillips and the boy’s biological father, Jerry Frazier, pled guilty to child stealing earlier this year.
Phillips already completed her sentence due to credit for time served, according to Riverside County District Attorney’s Office spokesman John Hall.
Frazier was sentenced to three years probation in May 2019.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Favero, the abduction happened about 3 p.m. March 21, 2019, on the campus of Sunnymead Elementary School in the 24000 block of Dracaea Avenue in Moreno Valley.
Favero said the boy left the school after classes ended but did not make it to a daycare facility as scheduled. When the boy failed to arrive, his foster care guardians called 911, the sergeant said.
Deputies spoke to witnesses, who described a woman matching Phillips’ description escorting the youth off campus, he said.
Detectives soon determined that Frazier and Phillips, the child’s biological parents — who do not have custodial rights — took the boy, according to Favero. They were found with their son on Devonshire Avenue in Hemet and taken into custody without incident, he said.
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