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Mother of baby found on street arrested

August 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The mother of an abandoned baby found on a South Los Angeles sidewalk is behind bars Saturday morning. Police have arrested 22-year-old Maria Carlo, after several tipsters helped identify and locate her.

The woman's six-month-old baby girl was found crawling by herself near 25th street and Broadway last Monday.

The baby is now in the care of social workers.

Meantime, Carlo is in being held on $100,000 bail.

She faces felony child endangerment charges.


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