A Sydney woman has pleaded guilty to abandoning her newborn son in a storm drain.
The 32-year-old woman allegedly dumped the infant down a 2.4m drain at Quakers Hill in November last year.
The baby boy was only discovered after a passerby heard the crying of the infant echoing from the drain.
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He was rushed to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a serious but stable condition.
The woman was originally charged with attempted murder however the charge was downgraded.
She today pleaded guilty to abandoning a child under seven causing it to be in danger of death and recklessly cause grievous bodily harm.
She will be sentenced at Parramatta District Court on Friday.