17yo mom arrested after son is found alone

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EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — A 17-year-old El Dorado mother has been arrested on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a minor after her 3-year-old son was found outside, naked and unsupervised, as severe weather was heading into the area.

The El Dorado News-Times reports that a man saw the boy playing alone in the dirt on Tuesday night. Authorities say the man’s girlfriend provided clothes for the child and they called police.

Police say they found the mother at her apartment and that she was “very nonchalant” about the child. Police say the 17-year-old sent her mother to pick up the boy from the police station.

The 17-year-old and her son were released into the custody of the teen’s mother. The teenager’s name wasn’t released because of her age.


 

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