Woman arrested after she drops baby off with juveniles, asks them to take him to father _lowres

Miochia Paul

Police arrested a woman Monday accused of deserting her 1-year-old son in an alley Friday evening.

Baton Rouge police were called to 10210 Ave. L, where they were told Miochia Paul, 19, had left her child at 6:30 p.m. with “other juveniles,” according to a Baton Rouge police report.

Paul is said to have driven up to a group of juveniles and asked them to take the baby to his father, who was not at the scene, the report says. The juveniles were related to the father’s ex-girlfriend, Baton Rouge police spokesman L’Jean McKneely said.

Police tried several times to contact Paul before the Department of Children and Family Services arrived and took custody of the child, according to the report. Three days later, police arrested Paul on Monday at the Department of Children and Family Services, 160 S. Ardenwood, the report says. Paul told police she dropped the child off but that “she did not do anything wrong.”

Paul, 2080 N. Lobdell Blvd., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of child desertion, and her bail is $3,500.