Police arrest woman accused of abandoning newborn in bathroom

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Briana Holland

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 2, 2014) — Police have arrested a woman they say abandoned her newborn in a building’s bathroom.

22-year-old Briana Holland of Indianapolis was arrested around 5AM Saturday morning on Neglect of a Dependent charges. Detectives believe Holland gave birth in the building’s bathroom and left the baby behind. The male child is in good condition at Riley Hospital and in the custody of DCS case workers.

Holland was taken to the Arrestee Processing Center for processing and is awaiting official charges from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.


    • Cathy Morris (@CMoDollas4)

      Too bad it’s not currently legal for the state to mandate sterilization when a womb donor is convicted of child neglect… Tubals aren’t always effective, anyway; I work with a woman who’s had 3 children after getting her tubes done. If I were her, I would’ve insisted on a hysterectomy…

  • Cathy Morris (@CMoDollas4)

    Thankfully, the baby is safe & apparently in good health. If she was unable to keep the baby, she should’ve gone with an arranged adoption & she wouldn’t be in jail on neglect charges. She also needs to learn about abstinence; it’s the only foolproof method of birth control.

  • Lori

    The safe haven law allows her to relinquish her child at a hospital with no questions asked. No excuse for this.

  • Cathy Mantell

    This is really sad…There are always options. Adoptions these days can be as open or closed are a birth parent may prefer. There is help definitely help available for women who find themselves faced with an unplanned pregnancy and/or feel they are unable to take care of a child. It never needs to come down to this… Thankfully the baby is safe and sound.

  • Andy Mott

    what kind of she-boon name is Briana? Maybe her real name is Sha-ney- ney. Lathifa or Sharkita. How come she threw away here EBT and welfare baby!
    Where is the child’s father? Oh yeah he be in prison like most thugs.

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