Bradford County teen indicted for allegedly abandoning child in a plastic bag


ELMIRA, NEW YORK (WBRE/WYOU)- The 17-year-old Bradford County mother who allegedly abandoned her eight-month-old baby in a plastic bag behind a home in Elmira, New York, has been indicted on three felony charges.

Harriette Hoyt of Sayre was indicted Thursday by a Chemong County grand jury on charged of attempted murder in the second degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree, and abandonment of a child.

It’s alleged that Hoyt abandoned her baby in a plastic bag on Saturday, August 5. Police say the baby was left in the bag for over 72 hours before being found on Tuesday, August 8.

The baby has since been released from the hospital and placed with a foster family.

If convicted of all three charges, Hoyt faces over 20 years in prison. She is set to reappear in court as a later date.

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