Mother Of Baby Abandoned In Church Nativity Scene FOUND
A few days ago it was reported that a newborn baby boy was found in the nativity scene set up at the Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens, New York.
The baby was placed in the manger, and footage later showed the mother on surveillance camera footage walking into the church, and even buying the towels the baby was found wrapped in at a store closely.
Since the baby, who has been nicknamed ‘baby Jesus’, was found, the mother has been identified and interviewed by police - but will not face any charges.
"It appears that the mother felt her newborn child would be found safely in the church and chose to place the baby in the manger because it was the warmest place in the church," Queens district attourney Richard Brown said in a statement, "and further she returned the following morning to make certain that the baby had been found."
(Safe haven laws in New York allow for newborns to be left anonymously at churches, hospitals, police stations, and firehouses but someone at these locations should be alerted to the baby's presence, which didn't happen in this instance.)
‘Baby Jesus’ has been given a clean bill of health and been taken to a nearby hospital.
Reportedly, one parishioner from the church has already offered to adopt him.