Mother charged after 2-year-old wanders off - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Mother charged after 2-year-old wanders off

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A woman has been charged after her 2-year-old wandered off Wednesday morning.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, an officer was flagged down in reference to a 2-year-old that was unattended.

Police found the 2-year-old boy sitting by himself, within 10 feet of the road way.

According to police, a woman nearby said the child lived with his mother, who was sleeping at the time, in the 1200 block of Rankin St.

Police notified DSS.

The mother has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

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