Rochester woman to stand trial for taking teenager

Arrested in Waterloo, Iowa, in April.

Posted: Jun 19, 2018 12:32 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A woman arrested in Waterloo, Iowa, with what authorities called a “vulnerable” 17-year-old is pleading not guilty.

Jill Susan Charnesky, 62 of Rochester, is charged with a custody violation for taking a minor in violation of a court order. Law enforcement says Charnesky’s rights to the 17-year-old were terminated in April 2017. She is accused of taking the minor, who was getting dropped off by a transportation service, on April 13, 2018 and leaving the area.

Investigators say they tracked Charnesky to Waterloo and arrested her on April 18.

According to court documents, the 17-year-old told authorities the plan was to leave Minnesota for either Illinois or Texas.

Charnesky is now set to stand trial on November 13.

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