The woman who allegedly abducted a three week old baby from the parking lot of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James on Friday (January 4, 2019) has been charged with child stealing.
Charged with the offence of child stealing is 26-year-old Melissa Hariott of Norwood, Montego Bay, St. James.
Hariott will appear in the St. James parish court sometime next week.
Reports are that about 1:50 PM on Friday, the child’s mother reportedly left the baby in the care of the suspect to use the restroom. When she returned neither her child nor Hariott was seen.
The police were summoned and an investigation commenced.