2nd Out-Of-State Teen Abanonded at Neb. Hospital

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Nebraska officials say another teenager from outside the state has been left at an Omaha hospital under the state

The Creighton Medical Center, where nine siblings were abandoned by their father on Wednesday, is seen in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. Eleven children ranging in age from 1 to 17 were left at hospitals Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, under Nebraska's unique safe haven law, which allows caregivers to abandon not only infants but also teenagers without fear of prosecution. Nine of the children came from one family. The five boys and four girls were left by their father, who was not identified, at Creighton University Medical Center's emergency room.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Lincoln, Neb. (AP) Nebraska officials say another teenager from outside the state has been left at an Omaha hospital under the state's safe haven law.

Todd Landry with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says a 13-year-old Michigan boy was left at Creighton University Medical Center Monday morning.

This is the second time since law went into effect in July that a child from outside the state has been left at a hospital in Nebraska. To date, 18 children between the ages of 1 and 17 have been abandoned.

Last week, a 14-year-old girl from Iowa was left at an Omaha Hospital by her grandparents. She has since been returned to her family.

Nebraska's unique safe-haven law allows children as old as 18 to be abandoned without fear of prosecution.

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