MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) - Police arrested a woman after her toddler was found wandering in a local neighborhood wearing only a diaper.
A person on 17th Avenue in Middletown found the two-year-old boy, who is non-verbal and on the autism spectrum, on their front porch early Thursday morning. Officers could not locate the boy's parents.
A Head Start worker later saw a post about the boy and recognized him.
Police say when they contacted Charlas Pendergraft she told them she was aware her son wasn't at home but didn't want to call the police due to prior child neglect reports with her other child years ago. Pendergraft, 29, was charged with child endangering.