Police Charge Mom of 3-Year-Old Maine Girl Whose Disappearance Prompted Amber Alert

The mother of a 3-year-old Maine girl who disappeared for a day, prompting an Amber Alert, has been charged in connection with the case.

Karen Lea has been charged with endangering the welfare of her daughter Lenore Wilson, according to WCSH.

Wilson was reported missing after police responded to her home in Augusta last Tuesday as her mother suffered from a drug-related medical emergency.

Authorities said at the time that Wilson was likely with a family friend, identified as Fatima "China" Gissentaner," who contacted police and said she would return the child, but didn't, which prompted an Amber Alert later that afternoon.

Wilson was later turned over to police by an unidentified man.

Police tell WCSH that more charges could be filed pending a completed investigation.

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