A New York Metropolis mom who deserted her four-year-old daughter on a Bronx road after midnight on Saturday has been pictured for the primary time as she left court docket on Wednesday afternoon.
Sadeekah Abdul Salaam, 32, was arrested on Monday, two days after she left the younger lady, named Sidaya, alone on the town’s streets carrying solely a sweater in 40-degree climate whereas she went to a homeless shelter.
Cops picked up Sidaya shortly after midnight on Sunday morning after they noticed her wandering alone on the nook of East 156 Road and Prospect Avenue.
Salaam refused to reply questions on why she deserted her daughter as she left Bronx Legal court docket, after being arraigned and launched on her personal recognizance.
Sadeekah Abdul Salaam, 32, was arrested on Monday, two days after she left the her four-year-old daughter, named Sidaya, alone on the town’s streets carrying solely a sweater in 40-degree climate whereas she went to a homeless shelter. She is pictured Wednesday leaving court docket
Salaam is pictured being launched and leaving Bronx legal court docket on Wednesday
Salaam refused to reply questions on why she deserted her daughter as she left Bronx Legal court docket, after being arraigned and launched on her personal recognizance (pictured)
Police launched surveillance video (pictured above) displaying Sidaya strolling behind her mom Sadeekah Abdul Salaam, 32, who briefly circled to take a look at her earlier than strolling away from her youngster. Cops later tracked down Salaam and arrested her on Monday
Sidaya, 4, was in a position to inform her legislation enforcement her identify however that they had no different data
‘I’ll discuss to you in court docket, please respect that,’ she advised a Each day Mail photographer as she was launched from handcuffs and walked from the constructing.
Her daughter Sidaya has been taken into youngster safety with the Administration for Youngsters’s Companies and can have no contact together with her mom in the course of the case, the court docket stated Wednesday.
After being picked up by officers, the lady was taken to NYC Well being + Hospitals/Lincoln, the place an analysis confirmed she is in good bodily well being.
She was in a position to inform officers her first identify however cops had no data on her household.
Salaam (pictured on Wednesday) has been charged with abandonment of a kid, performing in a fashion injurious to a toddler and reckless endangerment. She is going to seem in court docket once more in April
It’s not clear if Salaam (pictured) has entered a plea or obtained an legal professional
The NYPD on Sunday launched heartbreaking surveillance footage of the second Salaam deserted the little lady as they regarded for additional data.
Cops have been uncertain if the lady strolling away from her had identified Sidaya however on Monday, confirmed that it was her mom Salaam.
The distressing video sees the little lady strolling far behind her mom.
At one level, Salaam turns again round to take a look at the teenager however then walks off earlier than she had an opportunity to meet up with her.
Sidaya was carrying solely a sweater with out a jacket, sweatpants, and rain boots within the chilly climate.
Within the video from Saturday night time (pictured above) a girl is crossing a road and looking out again on the little lady following a number of yards behind her. The lady then stops and waits for the lady to meet up with her earlier than they each transfer out of the body
Initially, NYPD wasn’t instantly clear whether or not the lady (as pictured above) knew Sidaya but it surely she was later recognized on Monday because the lady’s mom and brought into custody
The NYPD has requested anybody with additional data in reference to Sidaya (pictured) to name the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. She is at present in youngster safety
The footage additionally confirmed Sidaya on the road about ten minutes earlier than she was noticed by officers within the early hours of Sunday morning.
Salaam has been charged with abandonment of a kid, performing in a fashion injurious to a toddler and reckless endangerment in accordance with the New York Daily News.
Her subsequent look in court docket might be on April 22.
It’s not instantly clear if Salaam has entered a plea or retained an legal professional to touch upon the allegations.
The NYPD has requested anybody with additional data in reference to Sidaya to name the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.