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CPD: Mother charged after fleeing taking her 8 children from protective custody

Posted at 9:09 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 17:34:55-04

CINCINNATI — On Wednesday, Cincinnati police arrested a mother who fled with her eight children following an investigation into child endangerment allegations.

Cincinnati police said Monica Monique Wilcox took her eight children and ran following an investigation by Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services. According to Cincinnati police, investigators with Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services determined there was a need to invoke an emergency order to remove Wilcox's eight children from the home for their safety.

After investigators told Wilcox of the emergency custody order, Wilcox took her children and ran, Cincinnati police said.

Wilcox is charged with 8 counts of interference with custody. Officials have not announced what sparked the emergency order to put her children into protective custody, nor have they said whether Wilcox could face additional charges.