A Forsyth County mother accused of leaving her newborn daughter in the woods in June 2019 made her first appearance in court on Saturday morning.

Karima Jiwani, 40, appeared virtually before a judge from the Forsyth County Jail.

The judge chose to deny bond for Jiwani, saying she believed there was a possibility that she could be a flight risk as well as intimidating the others who live in her Cumming home.

Jiwani was arrested on Thursday nearly four years after deputies say she tied her newborn daughter up in a plastic bag and left her in a wooded area a mile away from her home.