The woman who gave birth to a baby she left abandoned in a toilet at the BI-LO Center in Greenville appeared before a judge this morning in Greenville municipal court. Her parents stood along side 24-year-old Jessica Blackham, of Easley who is charged with felony child abuse and unlawful neglect. Bond was set at $30,000.
The 6 pound baby boy was left in a restroom toilet at the BiLo Center Friday night and was found by a cleaning crew worker following a performance of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The baby is listed in stable condition.
During the hearing, Blackham told the judge she did not know she was pregnant. She also said she had a pretty good idea who the father was. She is married and has a four year old daughter.