News

Actions

Court records: Woman who said she found toddler wandering alone was actually girl's babysitter

Posted at 5:27 PM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 18:06:29-04

A woman who called police and reported that she found a child wandering alone on Cleveland's east side Sunday night was actually the girl's babysitter, according to court documents.

A court summons obtained by News 5 Tuesday states that 18-year-old Brieaina Cook was the girl's regular babysitter and was babysitting the girl at the time of the incident.

RELATED | Little girl found wandering near a Cleveland vacant home is now in foster care

Cuyahoga County sent out an alert Sunday night, saying officials needed help identifying a toddler who was found on the porch of a vacant home on East 78th Street.

The child's mother contacted police a short time later, saying the child was hers. 

According to court documents, Cook is charged with falsification.