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Woman charged with stealing baby from Victoria Jubilee Hospital

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The police have now charged the woman who allegedly abducted baby Sae’breon from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston and a month later tried to register him at the Registrar General's Department in St Catherine.

Twenty-eight-year-old Peta-Gay French, was charged with child stealing after being pointed out in an identification parade today.

No court date has yet been yet.

French, who is said to have suffered multiple miscarriages, was allegedly pregnant and went into the hospital on January 7 to have her baby.

She however returned home on January 9 with a newborn.

That's the same day baby Sae’breon was abducted from the hospital.

Suzett Whyte, the mother of the stolen baby, reported that on the day her child disappeared, she had left him on the ward to go to the bathroom around 4:30 a.m.

She said on her return, the child and his belongings were missing.

The baby was returned to his parents on Friday after a DNA test confirmed his identity.

French was arrested last Tuesday as she tried to register the baby but triggered the suspicion of the agent at the Registrar General's Department.

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