Three Year Old Found Drenched Walking in the Street
– October 15, 2013 4:15 pm
WOODBRIDGE,Va,– Man arrested after a child in his care was found drenched, walking in the street.
More in a press release:
Felony Child Neglect | Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor –
On October 10th at 12:18PM, police responded to the area of Marquis Pl and Springwoods Dr in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a found child.
Caller reported to police that she observed a 3 year old girl walking down the street unsupervised. The child’s clothing was drenched following the heavy rains that day but was otherwise uninjured.
Through the investigation, officers were able to locate the home where the child was staying on Granada Way. Once there, they made contact with the accused.
The investigation revealed that the accused was watching the child but had fallen asleep at which time the victim was able to leave the home.
Officers further learned that the accused had left the victim and another 1 year old girl alone in the residence for a period of time earlier that day. The accused is not related to the children.
Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.
Arrested on October 10th:
Deonte Lemarie GAINES, 25, of the 12300 block of Granada Way in Woodbridge
Charged with 1 count of felony child neglect and 2 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor