Mother Accused Of Kidnapping Own Child Appears In Court

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A mother charged with kidnapping her own 6-month-old daughter was jailed on $5,000 bond on Wednesday.

Amanda Jordan appeared upset as she heard her charges over a video arraignment Wednesday in Newark.

Prosecutors said that she took the child after recently being released from jail.

She then told authorities she would surrender, before turning herself in, Tuesday night.

The department of Children and Family Services now has custody of the baby.

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