Milford Woman Charged After Abandoning Child

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 07.18.2017 Incident #51.17.7550 @1905 Hours

On 07.16.2017 Milford Police arrested Jill R. Griffith, 48 of Milford, after a warrant was obtained following an investigation on 07.13.2017 into an abandoned child.  On 07.13.2017 at approximately 7:05 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the 900 block of North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) to a report of a child who had been sitting near a business for an extended period of time.  Upon arrival the officers located a 14 year old male who stated he had been left there by his mother and he was waiting for her return.  Further investigation determined the child had a medical condition that appeared to have gone untreated.  The juvenile was also left with medications with no direction on how they should be taken.  The juvenile was taken into custody and turned over to the Delaware Division of Family Services.  Ms. Griffith has been charged with Abandonment of a Child 14 years Old or Over, Child Abuse 2nd Degree Recklessly / Intentionally Cause Physical Injury to a Child with Intellectual Disabilities, and  Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Ms. Griffith was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 where bail was set at $1100.00 secured, along with a no contact order with the victim.  Ms. Griffith has been committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution.


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