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.