Teen mother charged in baby abandonment

March 20, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 17-year-old mother, whose infant daughter was found abandoned near Sinai Hospital on Tuesday, was charged yesterday as a juvenile with child abandonment, Baltimore police said.

The 6-month-old girl was found in a stroller by a passer-by at 10: 15 p.m. near the rear of the medical complex in Northwest Baltimore, police said. Sinai physicians declared the infant to be in good health and turned her over to the city Department of Social Services for foster care, according to a department spokeswoman.

The mother, who was not identified because she is a juvenile, was charged after surrendering at the Northern District police station about 3 p.m. yesterday. She was released to her family, said a police spokeswoman.

Pub Date: 3/20/98

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