Shanise Amber Lee Dotson arrested after child found walking alone

1:00 PM, Oct 3, 2013   |    comments
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LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A mother has been charged after her child was found walking alone on Wednesday. Police say that this is the second time the three-year-old child was found outside unattended.

Wednesday, a deputy responded to the area of Hawkbit Court in Lexington Park where a person had found a 3-year-old child outside walking alone.  The person looked after the child until the deputy arrived, say authorities.

Authorities say the deputy recognized the child from a previous incident. The deputy then contacted the mother.

The child had been gone for more than an hour, according to authorities.

The mother, 25-year-old Shanise Amber Lee Dotson of Lexington Park, was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with Neglect of a Minor.

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