Teenage Texas Girl Charged After Newborn Found In Garbage Bin

HOUSTON (March 7, 2014) A Houston teenager has been charged with child abandonment after her newborn infant was found last month discarded in a garbage bin at an apartment complex.

The 16-year-old appeared in juvenile court Friday for a preliminary hearing.

Child Protective Services caseworker says the teenager was arrested Thursday and charged with abandoning a child without intent to return.

The infant remains in a hospital, but will be eventually be placed in a foster home.

The mother told caseworkers she didn't know she was pregnant and thought the baby was dead after she gave birth in a bathtub.

She said she had not spoken to the baby’s 22-year-old father in months.

A maintenance worker at the complex found the boy Feb. 25 in a trash bag after hearing sounds coming from the bin.

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