Nebraska woman charged with disposing of fetus following illegal abortion sentenced to 90 days in jail

A woman accused of having an illegal abortion in Nebraska when she was 17 and disposing of the fetus was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail following a plea agreement.

Celeste Burgess, 19, of Norfolk, had entered a guilty plea in May to a felony charge of removing, concealing or abandoning a dead human body.

Misdemeanor charges of false reporting and concealing a death were dismissed under the agreement, according to documents filed in district court in Nebraska’s Madison County.

In addition to the jail term, Burgess was sentenced to serve two years of probation….”

By Molly
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