Father of 5-year-old Ontario girl in Tuesday Amber Alert won't be charged

Mar 20 2019, 1:13 pm

The father of a five-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Tuesday will not be charged, police say.

An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday evening after 25-year-old Soloman Jaffri signed his 5-year-old daughter out of her classroom at Armadale Public School in Markham.

Initially, police said the father was not supposed to have access to the child.

At approximately 6:12 pm, York Regional Police tweeted that Jannah was found in good health and Jaffri was then taken into custody.

“Thank you to our community for your assistance in bringing Jannah home safely,” said police.

On Wednesday morning, Const. Andy Pattenden of the York Regional Police told Daily Hive Toronto that Jaffri will not be charged.

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This incident comes just over one month after an Amber Alert was issued in search of 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar, which ended tragically.

On February 14, at approximately 12:30 am, Peel Police confirmed that Riya had been found dead at her father’s residence in Brampton.

Her 41-year-old father, Roopesh Rajkumar, who had abducted her had been found and arrested later that evening. However, Rajkumar died in hospital just six days later after suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Amber Alert issued during Riya’s disappearance sparked controversy as many Ontario residents complained the alert had woken them up.

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