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Babysitter Formally Charged with Kidnapping

By H. Wicai, KWMU

Belleville, Illinois – A 43-year-old babysitter believed to have
abducted two Metro East girls faces two counts of aggravated kidnapping and four counts child endangerment. St. Clair County State's Attorney Bob Haida charged Terri Daniels of Belleville today.

Three-year-old Alissa Ethington and one-year-old Madyson Ethington's mother reported the two young girls missing Tuesday afternoon. Police found the girls that night in East St. Louis.

The kidnapping charges are felonies and carry a sentence of six to 30 years in prison.