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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Granny kidnapper avoids jail

The Globe and Mail
Wednesday, November 10, 1999

KELOWNA -- A woman who kidnapped her granddaughter from a foster home will not spend any time in jail for the crime.

Susan McLean, 53, was convicted of abducting her 18-month-old granddaughter. The child was taken from her 18-year-old mother, who was in a foster home outside Kelowna, in October of 1998.

Ms. McLean said she did it because the child's mother was a drug addict. Yesterday, she was given a nine-month conditional sentence.

The child's father, Ms. McLean's son Steven Richard Ens, pleaded guilty to abduction charges earlier and was sentenced to seven months time served. CP

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