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Grove mother jailed after turning over malnourished baby girl

An Amber Alert was issued Friday after the parents of a malnourished infant in northeast Oklahoma fled from law enforcement, authorities say. The baby, 8-month-old Carolinn Altaffer, was brought to a hospital by her mother, China Prater, following negotiations.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Modified: April 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm •  Published: April 12, 2013

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Carolinn Altaffer

Cherokee Nation Child Protective Services and the Department of Human Services were investigating the infant's health when her parents fled.

Moore said the family fled in a 2003 Chevrolet pickup with Oklahoma tag 474HLD.

Anyone with information about Ronald Altaffer's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at (918) 253-4531.

In a Nov. 26 post on her Facebook page, China Prater wrote the child rolled off a bed and made several joking references to Ronald Altaffer finding her on the floor, laying on her back licking a chocolate bar wrapper.

In a follow-up post the next day, after someone questioned the fall, she wrote, “our bed lol its only a couple inches off the floor though. I wish i was there to see it. Its freaken funny to know she was so calm with a nutty bar wrapper and didnt stop licking it when her daddy walked in.” has disabled the comments for this article.


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