Ohio mom pleads not guilty to charges in missing baby case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati woman has pleaded not guilty after being accused of falsely reporting that her infant daughter was missing after her car was stolen with the baby in the backseat.

The (Cincinnati) Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1SoL3nG ) that an attorney for 28-year-old Nacole Benton said in court Friday there was a “miscommunication” between Benton and police on Thursday morning. The attorney says a 911 call will help prove Benton’s claim.

Cincinnati police say that after Benton triggered a frantic, three-hour search, she took a cab to a friend’s house, picked up the 18-day-old girl and returned home. Benton is charged with inducing panic, making false alarms and obstructing official business. She’s being held on a $20,000 bond.

The newspaper reports the Benton’s aunt is caring for the infant.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com