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Alleged child thief pleads not guilty

Baitoon

The woman, who allegedly fled with a nine-day old baby boy from his mother, was Monday charged with child stealing.

Baitoon “Debbie” Hoosain of Chesney Village Front, Corentyne pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Whim Magistrates Court.

The 47-year old woman was remanded to prison until June 14 for report and fixtures.

She is accused of stealing the nine-day old boy from his mother, Sandra Mc Lean, at the Port Mourant Market, Corentyne, Berbice on May 24, 2014.

Police rescued the baby allegedly from the woman at her home Sunday morning