Mom arrested after child left alone

Posted at 11:36 AM, Oct 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-02 17:30:06-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A Chesterfield mother charged with felony child neglect was appointed an attorney during a Wednesday morning hearing.

Police arrested Mandee Aquino, 25, after someone spotted her 3-year-old son outside their Stanley Drive home last week. The person called police about 4:45 p.m. to report the child was outside and all alone.

Police said the child was unsupervised for less than an hour and was not injured.

The child is now in the care of a family member.