A NSW woman has been charged for almost starving her baby to death after police allegedly found a four-month-old boy severely emaciated in a home near Albury.
Officers were called to a house in Lavington at about 11.45pm on March 4 in response to a domestic violence incident. Upon arrival, they found a baby boy who was allegedly severely malnourished and suffering from neglect.
Police were so concerned about the baby boy’s well-being that they immediately called an ambulance to the scene, and the child was admitted to Albury Base Hospital for treatment.
The 22-year-old mother was arrested on May 9 by detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad (CAS) and taken to Albury Police Station.
She has been charged with failing to provide for a child causing danger of death.
The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) have arranged care for the woman’s other children—a 17-month-old boy and seven-year-old—who were also at the house at the time.
The woman has been granted conditional bail and will appear in Albury Local Court on May, 15.