Couple Arrested for Taking Baby


Two south Beloit residents are behind bars Monday for taking a baby from her mentally challenged mother. A married couple, Maria and Javier Salinas are charged with unlawful restraint.

Detectives found evidence that they coerced a mother to give them her child when she gave birth.

Officers arrested Javier on Thursday but Maria fled the area after police put out a warrant for her arrest.

Police found her in Minnesota with the child over the weekend.

Maria is in custody and the baby is back with her mother and the mother's guardian Monday night.


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