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Oak Creek woman charged after girl not returned to her father

Woman, girl found in hotel room
Posted at 6:01 AM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 17:54:27-05

An Oak Creek woman has been officially charged after allegedly not returning her 4-year-old adopted daughter to her father following a supervised visit last week. 

The father, an Oak Creek police officer, went to the West Allis Police Department on Nov. 22 to report that his daughter was not returned to him after a supervised visit with her mother. He has sole legal custody of the girl they had adopted together, according to a criminal complaint. 

Officers found the girl and her grandmother, Kelly Smith, three days later at an Oak Creek hotel. 

According to the criminal complaint, the person who was supposed to be supervising Smith’s visits with her granddaughter had not been doing so. 

Smith allegedly had someone else buy her a new cell phone, give her rides, and rent her the hotel room. She also turned off her known cellphone, according to the complaint. 

Smith faces charges of interfering with custody beyond visitation and possession of THC after police say a joint in the hotel room tested positive. 

She’s also charged with misdemeanor bail jumping for two previous OWI charges involving a passenger less than 16 years old that the criminal complaint identifies as her adopted daughter.