Teen Secretly Gives Birth, Hides Dead Baby In Closet
A recently unsealed search warrant says a Utah teen secretly gave birth to a baby at her home, and then, after it died, hid the body in a drawer in her closet.
When the 17-year-old girl's father found the dead newborn and called police in April, the girl told authorities that she was raped at a party and had concealed the pregnancy from her family.
The girl, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with abuse or desecration of a dead body, a third-degree felony.
A judge has ordered that the girl, who has since turned 18, be placed on probation and undergo therapy.
Detectives are still investigating who might be the baby's biological father.
The criminal charge filed in juvenile court says the teen gave birth on March 30.