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Parowan woman charged with child abandonment

Parowan woman charged with child abandonment

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PAROWAN — A Parowan woman was charged Tuesday with child abandonment after prosecutors say she left a couple of known drug users to watch over her children after she disappeared more than a month ago.

Jolynn Boucher, 35, was charged with the third-degree felony in 5th District Court.

In March, officials at Parowan Elementary and Parowan High School became concerned about the Boucher children after not seeing them for several weeks and they contacted authorities, according to charging documents.

When a Parowan police officer spoke with the children, ages 14 and 12, at their home, he learned they had not seen their mother in over a month, the charges state.

"Jolynn Boucher had a known drug user live with her children periodically and another known drug user that would check on them sporadically during this time," the charges state.


Jolynn Boucher had a known drug user live with her children periodically and another known drug user that would check on them sporadically during this time.

–Charges


The Division of Child and Family Services determined the children had been abandoned and took them into protective custody. The children were in state custody for several weeks, but Boucher never made an attempt to contact them or police, according to the charges.

A warrant for Boucher's arrest was issued Tuesday.

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