Per the Pierce County Sheriffs Department Facebook page:
*PLEASE SHARE** Detectives arrest suspects who posed online as newborn photographers and are suspected of drugging a woman in an attempt to steal her baby
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On Friday February 14, 2020, at 2:30 pm detectives from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter at their residence in Spanaway following an extensive investigation of reports that the suspects had drugged a woman after posing as a newborn baby photographer.
An adult female victim called 911 on the night of February 5, 2020, to request medical aid when she suddenly began feeling numbness, drowsiness, instability on her feet and was vomiting. The victim told firefighters that she believed that she had been drugged.
After seeking further treatment at a hospital, the victim contacted the Sheriff’s Department to file a police report. The victim told deputies that she believed she was drugged by a woman who had come to her house posing as a photographer. The victim reported that she had met the suspect through a post on a newborn baby group on Facebook, where the suspect had advertised free photos of newborn babies so the suspect could build her portfolio.
The suspect reportedly came to the victim’s residence on three occasions to photograph her newborn baby. The suspect was observed taking cell phone selfies with the victim’s baby and was seen wiping her fingerprints off items she touched inside the victim’s home. During the third incident, the suspect and the suspect’s teenage daughter gave the victim a cupcake to eat; the victim reported feeling numb and drowsy immediately after eating the cupcake. The victim told the suspect and her daughter to leave her home. After they left, the victim noticed that the suspect had stolen her house keys.
Our detectives have worked tirelessly on this case, conducting multiple interviews and obtaining several search warrants. This detailed investigation identified additional victims and garnered evidence that indicate that the suspect was planning to steal a newborn baby to raise as her own. Our deputies also donated to purchase new locks and window guards for the victim and volunteered to install them at her residence.
This afternoon our deputies executed a warrant at the suspect’s residence in the 4100 block of 220th St. E. near Spanaway. The 38-year-old female suspect was arrested on multiple felony charges, as well as her 16-year-old daughter.
If you have been contacted by a woman named “Juliette Parker”, “Juliette Noel” or “Juliette Gains” who posed as a photographer and believe you are a victim, please give our detectives a call as soon as possible at 253-798-7724