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Mother charged after baby found alone in Gresham building

The mother of an abandoned baby found over the weekend has been charged, and will appear in bond court today.

Johnetta Smith is facing a felony count of child abandonment.

Police say she left her 1-year-old daughter in the entryway of an apartment building in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night.

Police quickly identified Smith and her baby, but Smith didn’t come forward until Monday when she turned herself in to police.

The baby is in good condition, and in DCFS custody.

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4 comments

  • April

    If you don't want to be a Mother who cares then don't get pregnant. This is a sad story and I bet the father is no where around.

    What kind of family do you have if you need to leave a baby in a door way?

    • Why Why Why

      I totally agree…If any one of my family members or friends for that matter couldn't deal with their child, I would gladly accept the responsibility to prevent them from doing anything crazy. The situation could've been a lot worse, the baby could have died, etc. A lot of young women are having kids knowing they are not ready when it could be prevented by abstaining or using a contraceptive.

  • Keith

    If you didn’t want the baby, then all you should’ve
    Done was leave it at a Fire Station& you wouldn’t be charged with a Felony.Ever heard of Safe Haven? SHE MUST BE On Drugs!!!

  • Lynn

    I am glad the baby was found safe and nothing bad happened to her.I hope the Mom gets the help she obviously needs.In the mean time let's encourage each other to LOVE.

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