NEWS: Before Closed Adoption of ‘Rape’ Baby, Couple Calls Birth Mom. Sick Truth Ends in Arrest

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NEWS: Before Closed Adoption of ‘Rape’ Baby, Couple Calls Birth Mom. Sick Truth Ends in Arrest

Laura and Garry Parton of Arkansas had unfortunately suffered from a miscarriage. They dreamed of adopting a child.

That dream seemed like it would soon be a reality when Lasonya Poindexter, 30, entered their lives. Poindexter ended up creating a nightmare situation for not only this Arkansas couple, but another couple as well.

There is a sick truth that connects these two couples, But, it was not discovered until the Partons had invested time, money, and emotions into what Poindexter was offering.

Poindexter was offering the Arkansas couple the opportunity to adopt a baby girl. She brought the baby to the Partons for at least four separate visits.

According to: Joplin Police Department

” SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., day care operator was charged in federal court today with attempting to kidnap the infant daughter of a client and take the infant to Arkansas to be adopted by another couple

Lasonya Poindexter, 30, of Joplin, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Poindexter, who was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

According to an affidavit filed in support of today’s criminal complaint, Poindexter began taking care of a Joplin couple’s two children at her home day care in April 2017. Poindexter allegedly contacted a couple in Lincoln, Ark., and began making arrangements for the couple to adopt one of those children, a five-month-old daughter identified in court documents as Jane Doe 1. The infant’s parents had never put Jane Doe 1 up for adoption, nor had they ever told anyone that Jane Doe 1 was available to be adopted.

Poindexter made at least four trips to Lincoln so that the Arkansas couple could spend time with Jane Doe 1, the affidavit says, with each visit lasting two to three hours. Jane Doe 1’s parents had never given Poindexter permission to take their daughter across state lines to Arkansas and were unaware that any of the trips occurred. The Arkansas couple usually met with Poindexter at the home of Poindexter’s aunt, but one visit was at the couple’s own home (where they had prepared a nursery room for Jane Doe 1).

Poindexter falsely told the Arkansas couple that the infant’s mother had left her baby at Poindexter’s house and wanted her to find a good family for Jane Doe 1, the affidavit says, because she was the product of a rape. Poindexter told the Arkansas couple that Jane Doe 1’s mother wanted a closed adoption. Poindexter had sent the Arkansas couple a photo (screen shot), via Facebook Messenger, of a legal document purported to be from an attorney regarding the adoption. The attorney later told investigators he had never represented Poindexter, had any communication with her and was not involved with any adoption proceeding with Jane Doe 1.

According to the affidavit, the Arkansas couple became suspicious that the adoption was not valid, the affidavit says, but Poindexter continued to reassure them.

On July 20, 2017, after being contacted by the Arkansas couple, Jane Doe 1’s parents contacted law enforcement.

Larson cautioned that the charge contained in this complaint is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller. It was investigated by the Joplin, Mo., Police Department, the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, the FBI and the Missouri Division of Family Services.”

The couple began to bond with the baby during each of the two- to three-hour long visits. A nursery was being put together for her in the Partons’ home.

This baby was supposedly conceived through rape. They were told the biological mother wanted the baby to be adopted through a closed adoption.

According to Time, Laura Parton received a Facebook message from Poindexter. Poindexter wrote that she was “glad” the baby “finally has parents who adore [her],” and she “deserves so much more than she is getting.”

It was through Facebook that Laura Parton discovered the sick truth. Her radar was already up after a few suspicious interactions with Poindexter.

Laura Parton saw that one of Poindexter’s kids was Facebook friends with a woman named Ashley Still. Still had photos of the baby Parton believed would soon be her daughter.

Still was the birth mom of the baby girl. The mother was shocked to receive a message from a stranger, Laura Parton, referencing her baby’s adoption.

Still’s daughter was not conceived through rape. She was certainly not seeking to have her daughter adopted!

Veronica Utecht KOAM-TV/Fox 14 speaks with the Joplin couple involved in nightmare situation with their babysitter. Court documents state babysitter Lasonya Poindexter allegedly tried to kidnap her clients daughter to Arkansas for adoption.

A police investigation began that led to Poindexter’s arrest. Poindexter was Still’s daycare provider in Joplin, Missouri.

This meant that not only did Poindexter take their daughter across state lines without their permission, but also tried to arrange an illegal adoption of their daughter. Poindexter has been charged with attempted kidnapping.

When babysitters, nannies, and daycare workers are hired, parents are entrusting them with the some of the most important and precious lives to those parents — their children. This daycare provider took advantage of that trust, broke the hearts of the Parton couple planning to adopt the baby, but also reminded parents of the importance of vigilance over who is allowed to care for their children.

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