Mother charged in abduction of 3-month-old girl

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Royalty Wolf | Chicago Police

The mother of a 3-month-old girl who was abducted last week has been charged with her kidnapping.

Mikequera Randolph, 24, was charged Thursday morning with felony aggravated kidnapping for taking her daughter, Royalty Wolf, without permission during a supervised visit in the Lawndale.

Royalty was found at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of South Francisco, according to police. Paramedics were called and took the girl to a hospital for evaluation.

A spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Child and Family Services said the girl was found safe.

“All of us at DCFS and at our foster care agency, Unity Parenting, are thrilled that Royalty Wolf has been found safe,” the agency said in a statement.

Mikequera Randolph | Chicago Police

Mikequera Randolph | Chicago Police

Randolph, who lives in East Garfield Park, was taken into custody at 3:20 p.m. in the 2900 block of West Lexington in Lawndale. The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the Cook County Sheriff’s Police K-9 Unit assisted with the arrest, police said.

Royalty and her mother were last seen May 14 near the 1500 block of South Avers, according to authorities. The girl was put into foster care in April and Royalty was attending a supervised visit with her mother when she took the girl without permission.

Julianne Christine, Royalty’s foster mother, asked for the girl’s mother to turn the child in during a press conference held by the Missing Persons Awareness Network on Tuesday at Hamlin Park.

The case aide who was supervising the visit has been suspended while DCFS investigates the circumstances of the girl’s disappearance, a spokeswoman for the agency said.

Randolph is scheduled to appear in bond court today.

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