(WLNS) – A 15-year-old Newaygo County girl who abandoned her newborn baby moments after secretly giving birth has been sentenced to six months of probation.
According to our media partners at MLive, the teen was sentenced Wednesday. Last month she pleaded no contest to fourth-degree child abuse. Originally she had been charged with second-degree child abuse and child abandonment after the July 28 birth.
A neighbor found the infant along a road near the teen mother’s home. According to investigators the baby had been outside about five hours. When the teen was tracked down she admitted to investigators that she was the mother. She said she didn’t know what to do and was hoping someone would find the baby and take care of it.
The baby is in a temporary foster home and the mother and father say they want custody. That is still to be decided.