‘American Idol’ Contestant Has Second Child Taken From Her By Authorities

Florida authorities have taken another child from American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado.

On Aug. 11, the singer, her companion Tyron Deener and their 10-day-old daughter were sitting in the car when Manatee County deputies surrounded the vehicle and provided them with a court order requiring them to hand over the newborn for a checkup at the hospital, The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.

Despite the pair informing law enforcement that the child had been viewed by doctors the day prior, authorities took the newborn into protective services where she has remained as officials say the couple neglected to inform them of the newborn’s birth. 

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