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Police Arrest Woman For Abandoning Baby On Porch

Lexington police have arrested a woman they say left an infant on the porch of a home on Wednesday morning.

The newborn baby was left in a laundry basket with blankets inside at the home on Lincoln Avenue. That's off Richmond Road near downtown.

The woman who lives in the home found the baby boy. Police say there was also a note in the basket.

The baby was taken to the hospital, but is said to be doing OK.

On Thursday, police arrested 23-year-old Ashley Stephens. She's being treated at an area hospital.

Police have charged Stephen with Abandonment of a Minor, a class D felony. If convicted, she could spend between one and five years behind bars.


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