NBC, (WILX) - A woman is behind bars in Washington state for allegedly posing as a newborn photographer to try to kidnap a baby.
A detective says the 38-year-old suspect posted in a newborn baby group online under the name Juliette Parker.
She offered to take free newborn photos to build her portfolio.
The investigation began after a woman called 911 on February 5 believing she had been drugged.
The detective says after the photographer's 16-year-old daughter gave the woman a cupcake, she began to feel numb and drowsy and asked the woman and her daughter to leave.
They discovered the woman was trying to kidnap a baby to take it out of state and raise as her own.
"We think she was seeking females five weeks and younger because she wanted a girl, and she wanted them five weeks and younger so she could raise it herself, take it out of state and pretend it was a newborn of her own," said Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office.
The 38-year-old suspect is now in jail.
Her daughter is in a juvenile detention center.
Both are expected to appear in court Tuesday.
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