KEY POINTS

  • The 3-year-old girl was hospitalized Friday
  • The child died in the hospital Sunday
  • Hilary Goding was arrested on charges of manslaughter
  • Her bail was set at $50,000 cash

A Maine mother has been charged with manslaughter after her 3-year-old child who was brought unresponsive to a hospital succumbed to death, police said.

According to a news release Monday, Hillary Goding, 28, of Old Town was arrested Sunday, on the day her 3-year-old daughter died in the hospital after being hospitalized for two days.

Goding called 911 on Friday, at around 10:45 p.m. and reported that her daughter was unresponsive. The emergency officers who arrived at Goding's residence in Center Street found the toddler unconscious and not breathing, WGME reported.

The girl was immediately rushed to Eastern Maine Medical Center where she later died, police said.

A chief medical officer conducted an autopsy Sunday. However, the police have not released information regarding the child's autopsy report.

The investigators believe that the delay in seeking medical attention has contributed to the child's death.

"The nature of the allocation and the amount of time for the defendant to reach out to get any medical attention and care for the child was a significant period of time and obviously contributed to, from the state's perspective, her death," Maine Assistant Attorney General Lisa Bogue said, News Center Maine reported.

Goding has no previous criminal history but has a prior episode that indicated conduct of similar nature with the child, Bogue added.

After the arrest, Goding was taken to the Penobscot County Jail. She was presented in court Monday. The court set her bail at $50,000 cash and issued a no-contact order with children under the age of 12 and random searches. Her bail conditions include drug and alcohol testing.

The case is currently investigated by Maine state police, Old Town police and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

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