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Teen Charged After Toddler Found Walking Alone On A Charlotte Street

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(Photo by Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

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(CBS Charlotte) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found a toddler walking alone, along a Charlotte road early this morning.

The toddler, a 2-year-old boy, was wearing only a diaper and shoes when police found him on Tom Hunter Road. He did not suffer any injuries during the incident.

Earlier today, the parents of the toddler were located and a 16-year-old relative who was caring for the child was arrested. Police say she dropped the toddler off on the side of the road and fled. The minor has been charged with misdemeanor child neglect.

-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte

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