North Idaho

Californian pleads guilty to kidnapping Idaho girl

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho - A California woman accused of kidnapping a Coeur d'Alene girl has pleaded guilty to felony child custody interference.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Lillie Alvarado, 45, entered her plea Wednesday as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

Prosecutors say they plan to recommend a suspended prison term, jail time and supervised probation.

Police say Alvarado traveled to Idaho in March to pick up Jaidyn Bendocchi, 14, at the request of her 15-year-old son, who had been chatting online with the Coeur d'Alene teen. Officials say the two teenagers planned to start a relationship.

Police located and took Bendocchi into protective custody after she caught a train to Bakersfield, Calif. with Alvarado.

Alvarado, who will be sentenced in June, could face up to five years in prison.