Raleigh Mother Breaks the Law by Not Reporting Her Child Missing

NC Online NewsAndrea Sturdivant| Thursday March 24, 2016

The Raleigh Police Department have charged a mother with Felony on Wednesday, saying the mother had no contact with her 14-year-old son for six days and didn’t tell the local authorities like the state law requires.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts, under “Caylee Law”, the State law says it’s a failure to report the disappearance of a child to law enforcement.  It’s a felony after 24 hours of no contact with the child.

Officials say the teen’s disappearance occurred because he did not show for a scheduled appearance in juvenile court Wednesday.

Jewell A. Grant, 37, of 7600 Mine Valley Road was charged under sector of the State law that makes it a felony for a parent or guardian to not inform the police if the parent or guardian doesn’t know the whereabouts of the child.  The parent or guardian hasn’t had contact with the child for a 24-hour period.

Spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said Thursday, “The Police had no explanation that the child, whose name wasn’t revealed because he is a juvenile and was in any endangerment.”

Officials say the case he was to have appeared Wednesday was not divulged and also because of his age.

Officials say Grant was freed on a 5,000 bail.

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