Missouri woman gets prison time for role in fake kidnapping

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TROY, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri woman has been ordered to spend 60 days in prison for her role in helping stage a boy's fake kidnapping in a bid to teach him about ``stranger danger.''

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 57-year-old Rose Brewer of Troy was sentenced Monday after entering an Alford plea to a misdemeanor child-endangerment charge. With such a plea, a defendant maintains innocence but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence for a conviction.

Prosecutors say Brewer helped Elizabeth Hupp and two others kidnap Hupp's then 6-year-old son in 2015 and hold him for hours. Police say relatives believed Hupp's 6-year-old son was too nice to people and hatched a plot to scare him.

Hupp and another woman pleaded guilty to felony child-endangerment charges and received five years of probation.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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