Police: Fairfield woman abandoned her young son on a Bridgeport corner in the rain

BRIDGEPORT — A 41-year-old Fairfield woman is facing multiple charges of abandoning her young son by dropping him off on a Bridgeport street corner on a rainy late afternoon last month, police said Saturday.

Sharon Williams has been identified as the biological mother of the boy, who is known as “Prince” and is believed to be about 5 years old, according to a statement from Bridgeport police Capt. Kevin Gilleran.

Williams was charged with risk of injury to a minor, cruelty to persons, abandonment of a child under the age of 6, leaving a child under 12 unsupervised, and first-degree reckless endangerment, Gilleran said.

She was held on $250,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Monday, April 12, he said.

The young boy was found near Burroughs Street and East Main Street at about 5:45 p.m. March 31 after police received reports that he had been dropped off by a woman in a white Infinity Q50 or Q40 sedan, police said.

According to police, the boy has disabilities that prevent him from communicating information about his identity or his family. He is in the care of the Department of Children and Families, police said.

The arrest came as a result of an investigation conducted by Bridgeport Police Detective Joseph Badolato, Gilleran said.

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