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Driver accused in a missing girl case says the child was sold for $ 10,000, according to police

2019-09-03T12:43:41.406Z

A woman is being held and a girl is missing in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, after the girl's father said that the driver of a shared trip kidnapped her daughter on Saturday for ...



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(CNN) - A woman is being held and a girl is missing in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, after the girl's father said the driver of a shared trip kidnapped her daughter on Saturday night, according to police documents and a Press release.

Paul Johnson said he was riding in a car with Lyft and Uber stickers with his daughter and a friend, according to a criminal complaint filed by Allegheny County Police.

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Johnson said that when he got out of the car and went to get his daughter out of the seat, the driver left with the girl, according to the complaint. The complaint did not identify the girl, but a police press release said her name is Nalani.

Johnson told detectives that he tried to call the driver's cell phone several times, but she never answered, so she called 911 around 5 pm ET.

Police arrested driver Sharena Nancy, 25, in the vehicle during a traffic stop around 7:30 p.m. ET, but did not find the girl inside, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, Nancy told detectives that Johnson sold the girl to an individual for $ 10,000 and asked him to complete the return.

Nancy said she showed him a picture of a black woman she was supposed to meet and asked her to drive the girl “20 minutes” from a service station in Monroeville along US Route 22. UU. to meet the woman, according to the complaint.

Nancy said she was told that the woman would send her "a signal" and that Nancy should deliver to the girl, the lawsuit says.

Nancy told detectives that she found a silver SUV with out-of-state license plates parked on the side of the road and did what she had been ordered to: pass the girl and the car seat to a woman standing next to the car and then drive out of there. Nancy told police she also saw a second woman inside the SUV.

Nancy said she later drove, smoked cigarettes and spoke with her husband on the phone, according to the complaint.

Nancy, who is being held without bail in the Allegheny County Jail, was prosecuted on Monday after being accused of kidnapping a child, interfering with child custody and hiding a child's whereabouts. Your preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 16.

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CNN could not identify or contact a lawyer for Nancy.

Nalani's grandmother, Taji Walsh, told KDKA, a CNN affiliate, that Nancy's version of the facts is not true. Her son, whom she calls "PJ," is Nalani's father.

"If the police felt that PJ was involved in some way, he would not be walking freely, he would be locked somewhere like her," he said.

The police press release said Nalani is 2 years old, but the website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, missingkids.org, said he is 23 months old, with his second birthday on September 15. It measures approximately 0.91 meters high and weighs around 13 kilos, with black hair and brown eyes, according to missingkids.org.

Uber representatives did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comments.

Dana Davis, Lyft's communications manager, told CNN that while this incident did not occur on the Lyft platform, Nancy was banned from driving with Lyft and added that the accusations were "deeply disturbing."

CNN's Mirna Alsharif contributed to this report.

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Source: cnnespanol

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