The case against a Lexington woman, accused of abandoning her newborn on the front porch of a home, has been continued.

Ashlee Stephens is charged with abandonment of a minor.

She was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning. Her attorneys showed up, but Stephens was not there.

Police say the 23-year-old left her day-old baby in a laundry basket in front of a home on Lincoln Avenue. Stephens has pleaded not guilty.

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