Mother of 4-year old arrested after the child was found on school grounds


Guam – Nearly five hours passed before police received a phone call from a woman who has been identified as the mother of the 4-year old child who was found wandering a Yigo school campus.

Donicia Topasna Taitague called police looking for her missing child following an announcement by authorities that they were searching for the parents of the little girl. The 4-year old girl was found by F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle school personnel at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to police, Topasna meet with officers nearly five hours after the child went missing. Police have yet to disclose the circumstances which led to the child being discovered but did state that the department worked with the Child Protective Services (CPS) on the case.

GPD Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao stated that the child was turned over to CPS and the mother arrested on offenses of child abuse and child neglect.

Topasna was booked and confined.


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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.