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NC woman who raised NY baby faces kidnap charges

NC woman who raised NY baby faces kidnap charges

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a North Carolina woman who
raised a child snatched from a New York hospital more than two
decades ago has confessed to taking a baby in 1987 after she had
trouble having her own children.

An FBI agent said in court papers charging Ann Pettway with
kidnapping that Pettway suffered several miscarriages before taking
the baby from Harlem Hospital by train to her home in Bridgeport,
Conn.

Pettway was awaiting a court appearance Monday.

She surrendered Sunday to the FBI and Bridgeport, Conn., police.
The warrant was issued in North Carolina, where she's on probation
because of a conviction for attempted embezzlement.

She turned herself in days after a widely publicized reunion
between the child she raised, now an adult, and her biological
mother.

The name of her attorney was not immediately known.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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