QUINCY (CBS) – A Quincy mother who police say was wanted for taking her five children out of state custody was arraigned on Friday.
Yurong Wu, 41, is charged with parental kidnapping and child endangerment.
Police told WBZ-TV Wu and her 10-year-old boy and four girls, ages 8, 6, 2 and two months old, were all found safe Friday in Quincy.
The children were returned to the Department of Children and Families.
Wu was ordered held on $7,500 cash bail or $75,000 surety at her arraignment on Friday.
The bail came with the conditions that Wu wear a GPS monitoring device, turn in her passport of her and her children, and follow the DCF orders to have no contact with her children unless it is approved by the agency.
“We believe the woman took her children about a month ago and went to New York City,” Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan said. “We’re speculating that she may have gone there because she was fearful that DCF may become involved with her family and take her children.
Investigators said the search was intense because the youngest child, two-month old Kalen Mei, was in “dire need” of medical treatment.
“There was a doctor that reported to I believe DCF that the child was a preemie and was having trouble I guess medically so they were concerned and that’s what originally started the DCF involvement,” said Keenan.
Wu is next scheduled to appear in court on April 8 for a pre-trial conference.
The father of the children, Jackie Mei, 50, of Quincy, was arrested on Friday and charged with child endangerment and misleading an investigation.
According to Police Captain John R. Dougan, Mei was “evasive and not forthcoming” when asked about his family’s whereabouts.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports: