Absconded Vietnamese worker indicted for abandoning new born baby

A Vietnamese migrant worker left her newborn child at a temple for fear she would be deported back Vietnam

Absconded Vietnamese worker being apprehended

Absconded Vietnamese worker being apprehended (CNA photo)

A Vietnamese migrant worker who was concerned that she could not take care of her newborn child and left the baby at a temple was indicted Tuesday for child abandonment.

The Taichung District Prosecutors Office said the 27-year-old woman, who was identified only by her family name Trieu, found she was pregnant when she arrived in Taiwan to work in January.

Worried that her employer would find out about the pregnancy and send her back to Vietnam, she ran away from her employer in June.

She gave birth to a baby girl but, worried that she couldn't afford to take care of the child, she abandoned her at a land god temple on Sept. 13.

The baby was found later that night, and police were able to trace the child to the woman a week later after reviewing surveillance video footage.

(By Liao Jen-kai and Lilian Wu)

Updated : 2021-03-08 04:14 GMT+08:00