Woman Faces Charge After Teen had Abortion

OCTOBER 26, 2005 -- A New Hanover County social worker is still on the job after facing charges dealing with a teenager's abortion. Susan Taylor was charged with obstruction of justice.

The sheriff's office was investigating a statutory rape case involving a 14-year-old girl, but now their evidence is gone, the fetus.

The sheriff's office says Taylor involved herself in the criminal investigation, in direct conflict with the case. It resulted in the loss of critical evidence and this was the basis for the arrest.

A spokesperson for Nw Hanover County Social Services says Taylor will continue to work until the investigation is complete.

Reported by Maggie Alexander