A teenager of the United Kingdom, was arrested after she put bleach into her baby’s mouth, WWWN reports. Police said that the 17-year-old girl of London, has admitted to pouring bleach into the mouth of her baby just moments after giving birth at home.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, kept her pregnancy a secret from her parents. She gave birth to a baby boy in the bathroom of her parent’s home. “Within moment of the birth, the young mother poured bleach into the mouth of her newborn son,” prosecutor Edward Brown QC told the Old Bailey.
The teen’s aunt came into the bathroom and rescued the baby. The defendant admitted that she might have harmed the baby further if her aunt had not come in. The child was badly scalded in the mouth and lips by the toxic chemicals, but survived after hospital treatment.
The young mother was charged with attempted murder, but at a hearing, the prosecution accepted a plea of guilty to a lesser charge of child cruelty. Brown told the court that the decision is based on two psychiatric reports and on the consideration of her age and background.