Mother, grandmother arrested after child abduction scare

Mother, grandmother arrested after child abduction scare
Bianca McLaughlin

Police arrested the mother and grandmother of a 1-year-old who was found safe after a child abduction alert was issued Wednesday morning.

Janesville police said they were called to 107 Red Apple Dr. at 7:15 a.m. on a report of a child abduction. The victim told police he has sole custody of the child who was staying with the child’s mother overnight while he was at work. He told police the child and the child’s mother, Bianca McLaughlin, 27, of Janesville, were gone when he returned.

Police found McLaughlin and the child at another home in Janesville.
Police said McLaughlin’s mother lied to officers about her daughter’s whereabouts.

Bianca L. McLaughlin was arrested on suspicion of interference with child custody. Her mother, Linda L. McLaughlin, 52, of Janesville, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer.

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