Woman sentenced for abducting her children

A former Northwood woman who pleaded guilty to abducting her child has been sentenced.

Claudia Olvera, 36, now of Toledo, appeared Tuesday in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Matt Reger.

He sentenced her to three years on community control.

She was indicted in August for one count kidnapping, a first-degree felony.

In July, Wood County Job and Family Services reportedly received emergency custody of an 18-month-old boy who has a heart condition. The boy’s 17-year-old female sibling also had been placed in the agency’s custody.

Their mother, Olvera, reportedly fled with both children around July 22. They were found later in the week, according to JFS.

Olvera was arrested and posted $25,000 bond in September. She pleaded guilty in November to abduction, a third-degree felony.

Defense attorney Steve Spitler said his client never received a copy of the emergency custody order and turned herself in when she found out there was a warrant for her arrest.

“What I did was wrong,” Olvera said.

She also must complete 150 hours of community service, which includes staying employed.

Reger said that her primary focus should be on reestablishing a relationship with her children. This includes a reunification plan with JFS.

He reserved a 36-month prison sentence if she violates the terms of her community control.