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Missing Costa Mesa, CA girl found in Carrick with mother

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Allegheny County Sheriff deputies took Sherry Bailey, 31, of California, into custody and her 2/12 year-old daughter was turned over to county Children Youth and Families (CYF) staff on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 in Carrick. Costa Mesa, Calif. police allege she wasn’t allowed to leave the state with the child.

A 2 1/2-year-old girl illegally taken from Orange County, Calif. was found Friday with the toddler’s mother in Carrick, Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputies said.

The girl’s mother, Sherry Bailey, 31, was taken into custody.

According to deputies, police in Costa Mesa, Calif. police deemed the child to be “at risk” and told deputies that Bailey may be heading toward Pittsburgh area because she has family there.

On Friday, deputies got information that Bailey was staying at a residence in a southern Pittsburgh neighborhood.

When they narrowed it down to Carrick, deputies went to an address on Merritt Avenue where they found the missing toddler and Bailey.

Bailey was taken into custody without incident and sent without bond to the Allegheny County Jail.

Deputies said Costa Mesa officers are working with the Orange County District Attorney to file charges in the case.

The girl was taken into care by Allegheny County Children Youth and Families (CYF) employees.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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