Guam mother accused of abandoning newborn baby boy

HAGATNA, Guam — A 32-year-old Guam woman is accused of abandoning her newborn baby boy on the doorstep of a stranger’s home.

The Pacific Daily News reports Naomi Nicole Taisican Omapas was charged on Friday with child abuse, family violence and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

She was released that same day on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

Court documents state Omapas admitted to leaving her baby in the front yard of a home, but they don’t say why she did it.

Omapas lawyer, Peter Sablan, says there is no evidence in the charging documents to support the claim that Omapas intended to abandon her baby.

He asked the court to dismiss the charges, but his request was denied.

Officials say the baby is in government custody and is doing well. (AP)