GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a woman who reportedly handed her days old child over to another woman and walked away.
According to the release, investigators received a report from the Greenville City Police Department on Nov. 14 about a newborn baby being handed over to Monique Yolanda Jackson, who took the infant to Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Jackson initially told police that she was a “Good Samaritan” in the case, but later amended her initial statements saying that her part in the incident was intentional, and was part of a prearrangement to assume custody of the newborn.
Jackson was charged with filing a false police report.
On Wednesday, sheriff’s office officials said the child’s mother — Jillene McMillan, 31 — was arrested and charged with unlawful child neglect of a child.
During an investigation, it was revealed that McMillan gave birth to the infant and placed the infant in “an unreasonable risk by failing to provide any medical care at the time of the at-home birth and proceeded to hand the baby off to a stranger not in compliance with Daniel’s Law.”
McMillan was taken to Greenville County Detention Center, where she currently awaits a bond hearing.
The child was placed in DSS custody.
McMillan’s bond was set at $10,000.