Mom charged after baby found in basement

October 16, 2009 7:24:11 AM PDT
Chicago police have filed charges against a teenage mother who tried to conceal the birth of her newborn baby girl. Police are charging 18-year-old Ashley Henry with felony reckless conduct for abandoned the newborn in the basement of her grandmother's home.

Her family apparently did not know she was pregnant. They only learned about the birth while Henry was being treated for bleeding at a hospital earlier this week.

Family members discovered the baby hours after she was born in the basement and rushed her to the hospital. The newborn remains hospitalized in critical condition.