Woman Posed as Photographer to Steal, Raise Newborn

Clay Curtis
February 16, 2020

A release from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department state that the pair were arrested following an extensive investigation and after reports that they may have been posing as newborn baby photographers.

Authorities say a 38-year-old Spanaway woman and her 16-year-old daughter have been arrested after allegedly drugging another woman and plotting to steal an infant.

The suspect advertised free baby photos as a way to bolster her portfolio and save new moms money on newborn portraits, Troyer said. "The victim told firefighters that she believed that she had been drugged".

According to a news release, the sheriff's office said the suspect took cell phone selfies with the baby and was seen wiping her fingerprints off items she touched in the home.

The victim told deputies Parker's daughter offered her a cupcake to eat, and said she felt numb and drowsy after eating it.

The investigation began February 5 after the victim called 911 and told dispatchers she believed she'd been drugged.

The sheriff's office is continuing to search for additional victims in this case. They say they found evidence suggesting that Parker's plan was to "steal a newborn baby to raise as her own".

Deputies arrested the woman on multiple felony charges at her home Friday near Spanaway, Washington, which is about 10 miles south of Tacoma.

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies donated money to buy new locks and window guards for the victim
Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies donated money to buy new locks and window guards for the victim

Parker ran for mayor of Colorado Springs a year ago, with a goal of ending homelessness.

Anyone who has interacted with a woman posing as a photographer under the names "Juliette Parker", "Juliette Noel" or "Juliette Gaines" is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 253-798-7724. A 3-part Amazon Prime mini-series, at least. The suspect has ties to Colorado Springs.

Deputies bought the victim new locks and window guards and installed them in her home while investigating the attempted kidnapping, the sheriff's office said.

That article says that Parker had only moved to Colorado Springs two years before and was a "longtime tiny house advocate".

Local reporting from when she was running reveals that she has two children.

"It (homelessness) is a symptom of the fact our city does not have good leadership and is not managing things the way they need to be, and isn't putting enough effort into caring about residents - homeless or not homeless", Parker said to the publication. She started with The News Tribune in 2010.

The article called her a "metal scavenger".

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