Infant Abduction Concerns Prompt Police to Arrest Woman

A 32-year-old woman has been charged with trespassing at Summa Akron City Hospital.

AKRON, Ohio – A 32-year-old woman was charged with trespassing at Summa Akron City Hospital last month.

The facility’s security personnel became concerned that she might attempt the abduction of a child after she entered the hospital three times in one week, reports They also based their concerns on her previous behavior at the hospital. She had been warned not to return to the facility unless she had an appointment or a medical emergency.

A notice sent via social media alerted the general public, warning new and expectant mothers to be on the lookout for a woman hanging around maternity wards and asking about their due dates.

Aultman Hospital was also warned.

The woman who was arrested was not identified due to her only facing misdemeanor charges. A judge has also requested a competency hearing for the defendant.

So far, there have been no attempted infant abductions at Summa Akron City Hospital or Aultman Hospital.

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