Jamaica: Father convinced baby snatcher didn’t act alone


Although the woman who snatched his day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in January has pleaded guilty, Sinclair Hutton is not convinced she acted alone. Peta-Gay Ffrench, the woman who stole his child from the hospital in Kingston on January 9, pleaded guilty to child stealing yesterday and is to be sentenced on September 19. When the matter was called up in the Supreme Court, Ffrench’s attorney-at-law, Rachel Donaldson, told the court that her client would like to take a particular course of action. Ffrench subsequently pleaded.

“I am guilty,” the soft-spoken woman said. At that time, Justice Leighton Pusey asked her if she was forced to enter a plea. “No,” she replied, before sitting in the dock and holding down her head. The judge subsequently ordered a social inquiry report and an antecedent report. Speaking to the Jamaica Observer yesterday, Hutton said he was glad she pleaded guilty, but said he felt others should’ve been charged for assisting her with stealing the child from the hospital.(Jamaica Observer)…[+]