Mom Not Allowed To See Son She Abandoned


WHEATON, Ill., Aug. 30 (UPI) — An imprisoned Illinois woman was denied a courtroom-supervised visit Tuesday with the son she abandoned under a bush in 2009 shortly after his birth.

Nunu Sung, a 26-year-old Myanmar refugee, had planned to see her son during a morning court session at DuPage County Courthouse but the boy’s foster parents chose not to bring him due to media attention, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Sung hid the infant under a bush near her apartment in June 2009 because she said she feared shame for having a child out of wedlock. She then lied to police about her pregnancy.

Misdemeanor child endangerment charges were dropped when Sung pleaded guilty to the felony and her parental rights were never terminated. She is due to be paroled in January after a three-year prison term for felony obstruction of justice, and says she plans to fight for custody of her son after her release.

The boy has been raised by the foster couple since he was just days old.

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