Posted: Dec 7, 2012 4:08 PM by Lauren Molenburg
Updated: Dec 7, 2012 4:38 PM
On Wednesday, December 5, CSPD received a false report about a newborn girl found in a dumpster outside Rosemont Apartments near Nevada and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
Through further investigation, CSPD found the baby's 17-year-old mother had hidden her pregnancy from her family, then, after giving birth, falsely reported finding the baby in the dumpster to explain the child's appearance.
The baby was never in the dumpster or injured in any way.
The baby is currently in custody of DHS and services are being provided by DHS to the mother.
After careful consideration and consultation with DHS, CSPD and the District Attorney's Office have decided that the situation is most appropriately handled in the juvenile/civil court system and not in the criminal courts. Based on that, no criminal charges will be filed at this time.