Dad accused of leaving girl, 3, in trash can held on $300K

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The father of a girl found alone near the Allison Woods Forest Preserves in Cook County, Ill., will appear in court on Wednesday. Faiz Ikramulla, 35, faces a charge of aggravated kidnapping.

Aliya, 3, was found by Good Samaritans on Tuesday, April 8, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in Prospect Heights, Ill.

All she knew was her first name, so the Cook County Sheriff's Department put out a media alert with her picture to identify her family. At about the same time, her mother was filing a missing persons report with Round Lake police.

Aliya told police her father left her alone in a trash can near the woods. He was extradited to Cook County from Van Buren County Jail in Michigan earlier this week. His bond was set at $300,000.