Latest Jamaica News, St Ann (McKoy’s News): The St Ann police have laid criminal charges against a woman who dumped her newborn baby in a pit latrine, in Esson Castle district in the parish, last Wednesday.
Facing charges of Cruelty to a child, is 39-year-old Athlyn Cole, also of Esson Castle and she is booked to appear in the St Ann Parish Court on Friday, November 8.
Reports by the police are that last Wednesday residents in the community alerted them after the infant was discovered inside the pit.
After they managed to remove the baby, investigations revealed that Cole was the mother and that she had dumped the child immediately after it was born.
Cole immediately went on the run, but she turned over herself to the Alexandria police on Tuesday of this week and was charged on Wednesday, November 6.