Judge denies bond for mom accused of kidnapping daughter

Norcross police say Gladis Lemus abducted her daughter Tuesday. (Credit: Norcross Police Department)

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Norcross police say Gladis Lemus abducted her daughter Tuesday. (Credit: Norcross Police Department)

A woman accused of kidnapping her 4-year-old daughter and a man who allegedly helped her were denied bond on kidnapping and conspiracy charges, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Gladis Lemus and Jose Gonzalez-Lopez had their first court appearance Thursday morning at the Gwinnett County jail.

They were arrested about 12 hours after Mireida Esponoza-Lemus was taken from a nanny Tuesday morning in the 5600 block of Hammond Drive.

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Mireida Esponoza-Lemus was abducted from the 5600 block of Hammond Drive in Norcross. (Credit: Norcross Police Department)

Credit: Norcross Police Department

Mireida Esponoza-Lemus was abducted from the 5600 block of Hammond Drive in Norcross. (Credit: Norcross Police Department)

Credit: Norcross Police Department

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Mireida Esponoza-Lemus was abducted from the 5600 block of Hammond Drive in Norcross. (Credit: Norcross Police Department)

Credit: Norcross Police Department

Credit: Norcross Police Department

The nanny told police Lemus, 30, got out of the passenger seat of the car, took her daughter and rode away in a car driven by a man, Channel 2 reported.

Authorities issued a Levi’s Call, Georgia’s version of an Amber Alert, for the child. Mireida was eventually found unharmed.

A tip led officials to Lemus and Gonzalez-Lopez, who were booked into the county jail on misdemeanor charges of cruelty to children in the third degree as well as felony charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit a crime, police said.

This is not Lemus’ first brush with the law. She was charged with misdemeanor cruelty to children in the third degree and battery in May of 2016 and released after posting bail, according to jail records.

The next court appearance for Lemus and Gonzalez-Lopez is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Channel 2 reported.