WATERVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A woman who was supervising the parental visit of a mother who is now accused of abducted her children has been charged in connection with the case.
Jennifer Dore of Benton is facing two counts of endangering the life of a child. Dore was supervising a visit between Bethmarie Retamozzo and her children.
Police say Dore waited five hours to report that Retamozzo fled with the children. They say if she reported it immediately it could have prevented Rettamozzo from fleeing the state.
"There was a five hour lapse so that's a long time. Had we had that five hours right from the time Retamozzo left I think our chances would've been significantly better of apprehending her before she got as far she did", said Waterville Police Chief Joe Massey.
Retamozzo was eventually caught in South Carolina and returned to Maine. Today during a court appearance she was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail. She's charged with two counts of criminal restraint by a parent.