No charges yet against mother who left baby in vehicle

The most recent case involves a 6-month-old baby left in a car in the parking lot of University of Guam last Friday by her mother, Elizabeth Liendhart Taisacan, which she said was unintentional.

The mother who left her infant unattended in a vehicle at the University of Guam parking lot is a free woman at least for now.

26-year-old Elizabeth Lienhardt Taisacan was arrested following the discovery of her 6-month old baby alone in a car on Friday, Oct. 18 at around 4:30 p.m.

Thankfully the infant was unharmed and was taken into the custody of Child Protective Services. Taisacan was subsequently arrested on offenses of Leaving a Child Unattended in a Motor Vehicle, Child Abuse and Family Violence.

But the Office of the Attorney General has decided not to pursue charges at this time, making Taisacan a free woman.

According to OAG Spokeswoman Carlina Charfauros, Taisacan was released from DOC custody and issued a notice to appear one year from the date of the summons.

But this raises the question: What factors led to the OAG not charging Taisacan at this time? Charfauros indicated that the case is active so the specifics of the case still can’t be disclosed.