After 14-year-old's stillborn baby found in laundry, man charged with sex crime


The body of a stillborn baby – which last week mistakenly was placed in Regions Hospital linens that were sent to a laundry – had been delivered by a 14-year-old girl, and now a St. Paul man has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, the Pioneer Press reports.

The baby's mother told police that Jose Armando Recinos-Ramirez, 32, was the child's father, according to a criminal complaint made public Monday in Ramsey County District Court, the Pioneer Press reports.

Police began investigating the case because the mother is a minor, the newspaper reports.

The girl told police that she had begun dating Recinos-Ramirez last fall, and she told them she loved him.

He told police that she had told him she was 18. He also told investigators he was with her at the hospital for the birth. The baby was stillborn at 22 weeks, hospital officials had told police.

Regions Hospital officials last week apologized after the baby's body accidentally ended up at a Red Wing laundry after being wrapped in linen in the St. Paul hospital's morgue.

Hospital officials said Friday they believed a second stillborn's remains also were sent to the same Red Wing laundry, although no remains in the second case have not been found.

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