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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Charges in NZ airliner baby case (Auckland, New Zealand, GDI)

A Samoan woman has been charged with child abandonment after giving birth on a flight from Samoa to New Zealand and leaving the baby in an aircraft toilet.

The 29-year-old unnamed woman gave birth after the plane took off from Apia and left the baby in a rubbish bin before leaving the plane in Auckland.

Child abandonment comes with a possible prison sentence of up to seven years.

The mother was reunited with the baby, Grace, in hospital, but is in the care of social welfare services. `A Samoan woman has been charged with child abandonment after giving birth on a flight from Samoa to New Zealand and leaving the baby in an aircraft toilet.

The 29-year-old unnamed woman gave birth after the plane took off from Apia and left the baby in a rubbish bin before leaving the plane in Auckland.

Child abandonment comes with a possible prison sentence of up to seven years.

The mother was reunited with the baby, Grace, in hospital, but is in the care of social welfare services.

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