Woman who reported finding baby on beach charged

Simeona, 21, charged with filing a false police report

Published  11:31 AM HST May 02, 2013
HONOLULU -

The Papakolea woman police say reported finding a newborn on the beach that's allegedly actually hers will be arraigned in district court.
    
The prosecutor's office says 21-year-old Keala Simeona will be arraigned May 28. She's expected to enter a plea on a charge of filing a false police report.
    
She was arrested Tuesday and released on $250 bail.
    
Police say she reported finding an infant girl on Sandy Beach and took the baby to a hospital.  Police say it was later determined Simeona is the baby's mother.
    
Family Court will decide whether to return the child to her family or whether parental rights will be terminated. A hearing is scheduled for Monday.
    
Human services officials want Simeona and any identified father to submit to DNA testing.

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