PHOENIX — A woman who is considering a run for an Arizona legislative seat
is being accused by authorities in Pima County of helping another woman abduct
her child from Child Protective Services in Tucson.
The charges against Crystal Nuttle of Glendale stem from a custodial
interference incident on July 26.
Police tell KVOA that one woman entered a secured
facility where Teketa Riley was visiting her child during a supervised visit and
created a disturbance.
Police say the women then fled with the child in a car owned by Nuttle. The
child was later found safe.
Nuttle tells The Arizona Republic that the boy was
allegedly being abused in his foster home. Nuttle, a critic of the agency, says
she couldn’t stand to see that go on anymore.