Lancaster teen charged with concealing death of child

Written by Craig Layne and The Associated Press | May 2, 2013 4:01 AM
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(Lancaster) -- The Lancaster County coroner says a deceased seven-month-old fetus was found at a Lancaster city high school.

Coroner Steve Diamantoni says the discovery was made last night at McCaskey East High School.

Diamantoni says he was called to the school at about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the child was discovered in a trash can by a custodian.


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Cherlie LaFleur

They say 19-year-old Cherlie LaFleur gave birth in a bathroom stall Tuesday afternoon, attempted to flush the infant down the toilet, and ended up dumping it in the trash can.

She's been charged with concealing the death of a child.

LaFleur is in Lancaster County Prison on one million dollars bail.

An autopsy was done today, but the coroner said the cause and manner of death are pending.

A School District of Lancaster spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


This story has been updated.

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Comments: 1

  • claudzilla5 img 2013-05-08 15:29

    We're doing something wrong, when this is how a teenager feels she can - must - deal with a pregnancy. No one should feel so alone and unsupported that she resorts to such measures.

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