Family arrested after Spotsylvania baby’s birth

Posted at 12:48 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 23:30:48-04

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. --A mother and three of her family members have been arrested after a baby’s birth in Spotsylvania County.

Deputies said 23-year-old Georgia McClung gave birth to an infant in her family's home earlier this week.

"The incident stemmed from an anonymous tip the Department of Social Services received, that Georgia McClung had given birth to an infant in the family home," an official with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said.

DSS officials feared the infant was born addicted to narcotics.

Deputies said McClung's family would not cooperate with the investigators.

Her 55-year-old mother, Brenda McClung, and two of her brothers, 26-year-old Brendt McClung and 35-year-old Michael McClung, were taken into custody Thursday during a traffic stop.

McClung and her baby were found inside a relative’s home in Stafford County.

The baby, which was less than 48 hours old, was taken to the hospital and is being treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

GeorgiaMcClung was taken into custody on  child neglect and probation violation charges.

Brenda McClung was also charged with with child neglect.

Deputies said their investigation is on-going and that additional charges are pending.



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