The American woman accused of trying to smuggle & # 39; of a six-day-old baby from the Philippines, has argued that he is not guilty of human trafficking and child abuse.
Jennifer Talbot, 42, appeared on Tuesday morning in the regional court of Pasay City, Manila, where she was read before being transferred to the Pasay City prison, where she is now being held.
The infamous nasty prison was built to house 1,050, but has held more than eight times that number.
Cells built to accommodate 40 prisoners measuring 245 m² regularly contained more than 100 and a dozen prisoners were reported last year due to heat and overcrowding.
Talbot, from Sandy, Utah, is facing prison life and a fine somewhere between $ 38,500 to $ 96,200 if he is found guilty.
Jennifer Talbot (pictured after her arrest last week) 42, appeared on Tuesday morning in the regional court of Pasay City, Manila, where she pleaded for not being guilty of allegations of human trafficking and child abuse
Innocent: this is Andrew Dulap (left) who can reveal the Filipino baby DailyMail.com was handed over by his 19-year-old mother Maicris Dulap (right) to Utah mother Jennifer Talbot
Talbot is being held in Pasay City Jail (photo) a notoriously polluted and overcrowded prison built to house 1,050 but has held more than eight times that number
Legal documents obtained by DailyMail.com reveal that the mother-of-five has devised a bizarre plan to pretend to be the boy's aunt with the help of his teenage mother.
They presented documents to the Philippine authorities to support her claim as she tried last Wednesday to take the newborn from Manila on a flight to the US – and told them she was taking him to a non-existent dying great-grandmother in Ohio.
The baby's mother is 19-year-old Maicris Dulap who left school and posted on Facebook about her baby, whom she had named Andrew, just before she gave up.
Dulap, who came from a remote and poverty-stricken mining area of the Philippines, apparently had contact with Talbot when she was pregnant.
She issued a sworn legal statement that Talbot was the baby's aunt.
Talbot, a five-year-old mother from Sandy, Utah, wore Dulap's sworn statement as she tried to sneak baby Andrew on Wednesday & # 39; to a Delta flight from Manila to Detroit.
Last year, a dozen prisoners were reported due to heat and overcrowding. A group of prisoners outside the prison is shown above
Cells built to house 40 prisoners and measuring 245 m² regularly contain more than 100
In it, Dulap allegedly gave three reasons for her child's trip to the United States: one to receive a name & blessing & # 39; and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, two to receive American medical vaccines and three, & to meet his great-grandmother before she passes. & # 39;
The sworn statement from 19-year-old Philippines described the great-grandmother of Andrew & # 39; as & # 39; at the end of the care & # 39 ;.
& # 39; To meet his great-grandmother, my son will first travel to Ohio with his aunt, & # 39; explained it.
& # 39; Provisional travel dates are as fast as possible when my son's great-grandmother is about to pass every moment. She is at the end of life. & # 39;
Maricris Dulap, from Mt Diwata, a remote and poor mining area of the Philippines, apparently had contact with Talbot when she was pregnant
Talbot flew several times to Davao City, most recently on August 21, eight days before Dulap gave birth to a boy. The teenage mother later posted photos of her son on Facebook
Her posts on social media paint a disturbing picture of a girl struggling with depression and threatening to kill herself more than once
Despite this claim, Talbot, originally from Ohio, has no surviving grandparents on her mother's or father's side.
Talbot, whose five children include two adults from her first marriage – Spencer Holder, a US Navy seaman on duty, and Alexis Crabtree, a married mother of one – has family ties with Ohio, but has spent much of her adult life in Utah lived and now lives in Sandy with her third husband Kirk Talbot.
There is no signature on the document from the baby's mother and researchers have not yet been able to find Dulap who was born in Mt Diwata, a village in the province of Compostela Valley that is known for small-scale gold mining. It is unclear whether they are actively looking for her.
But DailyMail.com has learned that the unmarried teenage mother, nicknamed Jham, is a wannabe reality TV star who once applied for Pinoy Big Brother, the local franchise of the reality TV show.
In her application she gave her talents as & # 39; dancing, singing, acting and making jokes & # 39 ;.
She admitted that she had stopped school and & # 39; had lost & & # 39; because of the bad influence of friends and claimed that her parents had once told her that they were & # 39; worthless & # 39; used to be.
Dulap was born in Mt Diwata, a village in the province of Compostela Valley that is known for small-scale gold mining (photo) It is unclear whether they are actively looking for her
Social media posts reveal a disturbing picture of a young girl struggling with depression and threatening to kill herself more than once.
In a post on May 3 this year, she wrote: & # 39; I think it's time to say goodbye to myself. & # 39;
In another apparent call for help later that same day, she said: & I need someone to bring me back and believe in myself again. & # 39;
In another post on August 30, the day after the birth of her son, Dulap posted a photo of her sleeping baby and wrote: & # 39; The feeling that you are not sure if this is really your child & # 39 ;, a possibly wink at the fact that she had to hand over the child to Talbot within a few days.
Talbot reportedly made online contact with Dulap before traveling to the Philippines several times.
Most recently, Talbot arrived on August 6 and again on August 19. She arrived more than a thousand miles south of Manila in the city of Davao on August 21.
There Dulap gave birth to her baby boy eight days later on August 29.
Talbot is a mother of five, originally from Ohio. She is married to third husband Kirk Talbot (left)
Talbot was able to pass through the airport immigration desk last Wednesday without stating that the child was with her, but she was intercepted at the gate by airport staff
In an alarming and inexplicable Facebook post, just two days after birth, the child's mother wrote: & # 39; God help us. & # 39; The comment & # 39; Why what happened? & # 39; went unanswered.
Likewise, she did not answer the question: & # 39; Why did you give up your son? & # 39; posted in response to video uploaded on September 2.
The images seem to show baby Andrew, peacefully sleeping, tucked away in a hoodie and cradled in what appears to be his mother's arms.
Two days later the child was discovered & # 39; hidden & # 39; in Talbot & # 39; s hand luggage while she tried to export the country without government approval or the sanction signed by the mother.
On Monday, the child was still under the care of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Development of the country.
The baby's mother has been accused of neglecting a child, but has not been arrested.
Talbot has been accused of human trafficking – which could entail a life sentence – and according to the NBI at least two other laws on child abuse, kidnapping and illegal detention have been violated.
She is also faced with a fine of $ 38,500 to $ 96,200 if she is found guilty.
She is currently in custody and it is not known if she has appointed a lawyer, although a US embassy official has confirmed that she has received a list of contact persons to contact.
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