Child cruelty charge after baby found alone in Occupy camp

January 12, 2012 @ 7 Comments

An infant’s cries rang through the Occupy DC encampment in McPherson Square Wednesday morning, and when a group went to investigate they found only a baby girl alone in a tent, wearing a onesie and mittens.

Soon after, authorities said, a man had been arrested and the girl — who was unharmed — was in the city’s care.

The campers notified authorities and then cared for the girl until help arrived, according to Kelly Canavan, 36, a retired Prince George’s County school teacher who has been living at the camp.

D.C. Fire/EMS workers checked on the girl around 10:30 a.m. She was fine, according to Sgt. David Schlosser, a U.S. Park Police spokesman, and is now with the District’s child protective services department.

About 30 minutes later, Schlosser said, a man returned to the encampment and identified himself as the baby’s father. Police arrested the man, charging him with attempted second-degree cruelty to children.

 Read More at The Washington Post By Theola Labbe-DeBose and Annie Gowen, The Washington Post

7 Comments → “Child cruelty charge after baby found alone in Occupy camp”

  1. debrarae

    2 years ago

    I don’t support the Occupy Movement. But I give them Kudos for doing the right thing, by taking care of that baby.

  2. Helen C Satmary

    1 year ago

    This shows what kind of people Occupiers are. Would you ever leave a innocent baby alone in a tent where just about any abuser can go in and harm a child. Well, that is what these people are all about. No responsibility!! Thank God, officials came to the rescue. Hopefully this child will be placed in a home where she will have responsible adoptive parents who will truly protect and love her.

  3. Yah Coyote

    1 year ago

    Democrats favor abortion so child neglent is just another “freedom” to them. We who are defense of life are trankful she was unharmed and join Helen C Satmary in hoping she will have responsible adoptive parents.

  4. Marriott Cole

    1 year ago

    When abortion first came out, it was touted as “Every child, a wanted child.” But all abortion has done is cheapen our regard for life. I was conceived as a result of gang rape, and I am very grateful that my birth mother considered abortion to be murder. You can read more in an excerpt from my book at

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