Woman leaves 2-month-old with hotel clerk

LINTHICUM, Md. - Child Protective Services took a 2-month-old from its mother after police say her friend left the child with the front desk clerk at a hotel.

According to Anne Arundel County Police, a friend of the mother's left the baby with the clerk at the Microtel Hotel in Linthicum around midnight Tuesday then left with a man.  

When officers arrived, they looked in the room the woman was renting and found things that made them believe the woman was a prostitute. While officers were at the hotel, Leah Ellison, the mother, returned and said she was in another friend's room. 

Police suspect Ellison herself was working at the hotel as a prostitute.

Ellison is charged with child neglect. Charges against her friend, who police have not yet identified, are pending.

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