Child’s 15-year-old mother did not tell her family while her 17-year-old boyfriend has been charged with attempted murder
A newborn baby has been found dumped in a bin just hours after being born.
The tot was discovered by a passing man who saw a teenage boy walking away from the area, before he heard crying and went to investigate.
After pulling back the lid, he was stunned to discover the small child inside and immediately called police.
Officers raced to the scene and took the child to hospital, where she is in a stable condition.
A 17-year-old boy has since been charged with attempted murder.
Speaking about the moment the man discovered the tot, Sgt Darrin Frommeyer, McCracken County Sheriff’s Office said: “What alerted him was he heard a loud noise outside
“The man said he went outside, saw a young man walking away from the dumpster, walked over to it and heard a baby crying.
“When he opened the dumpster, he found the baby and called authorities.”
According to reports in America, the 17-year-old is the boyfriend of the child’s 15-year-old mother – who was taken to hospital with bleeding after the baby was found.
It is not clear if he is the father of the child, but he is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Sgt Frommeyer added: “They pretty much determined that she had had a baby recently. We found out who her boyfriend was and questioned him. Eventually he confessed to what happened.”