Mother pleads guilty to taking her daughter during custody battl

Mother pleads guilty to taking her daughter during custody battle

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Chrystal Lopez Chrystal Lopez

YUMA, AZ. - A mother who faced kidnapping charges for taking her daughter to Mexico, has pleaded guilty to lesser charges including perjury and making false statements.

In 2008, Yuma police say Chrystal Lopez arranged the kidnapping of her daughter because of a custody battle with her ex. It happened in the McDonald's parking lot on 4th Avenue. Then nearly 4 years later, Lopez turned herself in at the San Luis Port of Entry.

Lopez will be sentenced March 8 before Judge John Nelson.

She remains behind bars on $50,000 bond.

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