A D.C. Superior Court grand jury yesterday indicted Sharon Victoria Rector on burglary and kidnaping charges involving the July 6 disappearance of a newborn baby from George Washington University Hospital.
Rector, 20, who lives at 1130 Morse St. N.E., was indicted on one count of burglary and one count of kidnaping in the case of Walthon C. Lee Jr., who was recovered unharmed three days after he was taken from his mother's hospital room.
The baby was kidnaped when his mother, Linda Jackson, left her third-floor maternity room in response to a telephone call.
Jackson said the female caller told her to go to another part of the hospital to sign some papers. After she got there, she found no one. When she returned to the room, the baby was gone.
The baby was the subject of an intensive search by the FBI and D.C. police. On July 9, police, acting on a telephone tip, arranged a rendezvous in Fort Dupont Park.
The baby was returned to police by Rector's brother, Donald. Neighbors in a Southeast neighborhood near the park said Sharon Rector brought the child to the community and cared for the infant "like it was hers."