Mother Who Abandoned Baby on Road Pleads Guilty


Anne Arundel County prosecutors have accepted a guilty plea from a 26-year-old woman who left her two-month-old daughter in a child carrier on the road in the 900 block of Druid Hill Avenue in Pasadena. As a part of the plea agreement, the woman was sentenced to five years in prison, with all but five months suspended as time served. She will be on probation for the five-year-period and must complete drug and alcohol treatment, as well as a parenting class. She is also prohibited from having any unlawful contact with her children.

Police say the defendant had a physical altercation with the father of the child on the 4th of July. She apparently set the child by the side of the road during the confrontation. The infant was left alone on the roadside for more than an hour before passers-by rescued her.

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