Racine police say a mother and son are facing felony charges after they lied to officers multiple times about the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl reported missing by her mother.
According to the criminal complaint, a woman Friday reported her 15-year-old daughter missing after the girl wasn’t home with the woman returned home from work, and she found the girl’s phone on her dresser. The woman posted on social media that her daughter was missing and received several tips, including one with information about the girl being at Beck’s residence with Scott. The woman said she’d told her daughter not to hang out with Scott because of their age difference.
During questioning, Beck said she was keeping the girl safe from her mother, the complaint reads. Scott faked bruises to make it look like he’d been in a fight while out looking for the girl and told police that he knew he had to stay away from the girl because of her age. Both Beck and Scott were taken into custody without incident.
Both Beck and Scott remain in the Racine County Jail on $500 and $2,500 cash bonds, respectively. They will both next be in court June 8 for their preliminary hearings.