Omaha mother charged for abandoning baby on sidewalk after his birth

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(Omaha, NE) -- A woman who police say gave birth to a baby on the sidewalk, then left it, is arrested.

Omaha Police say 27 year old Trinity Shakespeare is charged with one count of felony child abuse. Investigators say just after 10:00 Sunday morning, officers were called to the area of 24th and P Street to check the well-being of a woman, later identified as Shakespeare, who had given birth on a sidewalk. Omaha Police say after giving birth on the sidewalk, Shakespeare abandoned the baby boy. OPD says officers located the baby, and Omaha Fire Department Medics transported him to the Nebraska Medical Center after being exposed to cold temperatures.

Police say officers then located Shakespeare nearby. Medics also transported her to the Nebraska Medical Center. The baby boy is expected to survive the cold exposure. After consulting with the Douglas County Attorney's Office, officers booked Shakespeare at Douglas County Corrections on Tuesday after she was released from the hospital.

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