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Published February 08, 2011, 08:00 PM

UPDATE: S.C. Woman Accused of Leacing Newborn in Toilet Arrested

Authorities have arrested a woman they say left the infant she had just delivered in a toilet at a South Carolina sports and concert arena.

By: Associated Press,

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman they say left the infant she had just delivered in a toilet at a South Carolina sports and concert arena.

Police Chief Terri Wilfong says the 25-year-old woman from Easley is a married mother of a 4-year-old. Authorities say Jessica Blackham was arrested on Tuesday night after she came to the Greenville police station accompanied by family members.

She is charged with two counts of felony child abuse and one count of unlawful neglect toward a child. If convicted on all charges, she could face up to 50 years in prison.

Officials said they could not immediately explain what Blackham may have been thinking when she gave birth Friday night at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville while attending a circus performance.

Wilfong says the infant's prognosis is good.

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