15-year-old girl arrested and charged in connection to baby found in dumpster

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested and charged in connection to the newborn found in a dumpster in Paducah.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says the teenager was arrested Friday morning and taken to the McCracken County Regional Detention Center.

She was charged with complicity to attempted murder, criminal abuse, and tampering with physical evidence.

The infant was found in the dumpster on July 30. 

A 17-year-old boy accused of leaving the child there was arrested and charged with attempted murder. He will be charged as an adult.

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