Babysitter Took Child to Motel Pool Party: Cops

Samya Quinones did not have permission from the mother, which led to a Silver Alert, police said.

By Bob Connors
|  Monday, Jan 21, 2013  |  Updated 4:32 PM EDT
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Babysitter Took Child to Motel Pool Party: Cops

Bridgeport Police

A Silver Alert was issued for 2-year-old McKenzie Hill Sunday morning. Police said the girl's babysitter, Samya Quinones (inset), took her to a pool party at a Stratford motel, without the mother's permission. Quinones was charged with risk of injury to a minor.

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Police have charged a Bridgeport babysitter after the woman went missing with the 2-year-old girl she was watching.

A Silver Alert was issued for Samya Quinones, 20, and 2-year-old McKenzie Hill around 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

The child's mother called police just past midnight and said she left her daughter with Quinones, but when she called to pick up her child, she could not get in touch with Quinones.

Police issued a Silver Alert for Quinones and the 2-year-old and began an hours-long search for the two.

Authorities eventually found Quinones. According to police, Quinones took the baby to a pool party at a motel in Stratford without the mother's permission. The child was returned to her mother unharmed, police said.

Quinones was charged with risk of injury to a minor. Bond was set at $20,000, according to police.

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