Mother to Newborn Left Around Wooded Area in Glen Burnie Pleads Guilty to Felony Child Abuse

A Glen Burnie woman has entered a guilty plea after being arrested last year for reportedly leaving her newborn child in a wooded shortly after giving birth.  

Court records say that on May 19, 2022, Olivia Thompson, 20, pled guilty to first degree child abuse, a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.  A sentencing hearing has been scheduled in the case for June 29, 2022.  

Authorities charged that on July 14, 2021, at approximately 6:15 a.m., officers and paramedics were summoned to a wooded section of Greenway Road in Glen Burnie following the discovery of an abandoned newborn female.  The baby was immediately transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for treatment. 

On July 14, 2021, as detectives were investigating this incident, Thompson was identified as the mother of the infant child, according to court documents. 

On Friday, July 30, 2021, Thompson was charged with the the following offenses in connection to the abandonment of her baby girl: 

Attempted First and Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, First and Second Degree Child Abuse, Neglect of a Minor, Reckless Endangerment and Desertion of a Minor Child. 

On Friday, July 30, 2021, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Thompson was taken into custody without incident in the 600 block of Wardour Road.