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Woman charged with fetal assault
First in DeKalb under new law
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A 27-year-old Liberty woman is the first to be charged in DeKalb County under a state law passed last year prohibiting pregnant women from using illegal drugs. Lindsey Paulette Davenport of Liberty has been charged with assaulting a viable fetus as the victim, a misdemeanor offense. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Davenport gave birth to a baby boy whose urine tested positive for opiates on Jan 21.