Lakeville mom convicted for hiding daughters back in jail

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki is accused of violating her parole and is currently being held in the Dakota County Jail. 
Sandra Grazzini-Rucki is accused of violating her parole and is currently being held in the Dakota County Jail. 

- A Lakeville, Minnesota mother convicted of hiding her two daughters from her family is back in jail for allegedly violating her parole.

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki turned herself in to authorities at the Washington County Jail on Wednesday just hours after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Officials say she did not check in with her probation officer and did not report a change of address.

Grazzini-Rucki was convicted of taking her two daughters, Gianna, 17, and Samantha, 16, to a horse ranch near Alexandria to keep them from their father during a bitter divorce.

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The girls disappeared in April 2013 and were found last November at the White Horse Ranch in Herman, Minn. Grazzini-Rucki was sentenced to a small amount of jail time and six years of probation.

Grazzini-Rucki is currently being held in the Dakota County Jail pending an investigation. She could face more time behind bars for the alleged violations.


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