Not Guilty Plea In Baby Abandonment Case

A Lexington woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby on the front porch of a home was arraigned on Thursday afternoon.

23-year-old Ashlee Stephens is charged with abandonment of a minor.

Three weeks ago, police say Stephens left her day-old baby in a laundry basket outside a home on Lincoln Avenue.

The baby is now doing OK. Investigators say Stephens had no connection to the home where she left the baby.

In court on Wednesday, Stephens had her attorney enter a not guilty plea on her behalf. Stephens is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on August 6th.

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