The woman arrested in connection with the stealing of a baby in St. James has been charged.
Charged with the offence of Child Stealing is 26-year-old Melissa Hariott of Norwood, Montego Bay, St. James.
Reports are that about 1:50 p.m. on Friday, January 4, the child’s mother was at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, Montego Bay, where she had gone to a clinic. She reportedly left the three-week-old baby in the care of a woman she had met earlier that day and who had befriended her. The mother went to use the restroom. Upon the mother’s return, neither her child nor Hariott was seen. The Police were summoned and an investigation commenced.
Hariott will appear in the St. James Parish Court sometime next week.
By: Franklin McKnight