UPDATE: Charges dismissed against man accused of child neglect

UPDATE: Charges against Victor Jackson were dismissed Feb. 8, 2017 in a jury trial, court records show.


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police officers in Newport News arrested a man after they discovered two children in a potentially dangerous situation.

The children were on a boat at Leeward Marina visiting their father. Officers got a call from a concerned individual the morning of April 7 to check on their welfare. Officers arrived to find a 7-year-old boy wearing only a jacket.

His clothes were soaked with urine and he didn’t have a change of clothes, according to police spokeswoman Holly McPherson. There was also a gun on a table, within reach of the boy and his 5-year-old brother, police said.

Victor Jackson, 32, was arrested and charged with two counts child neglect.

The children are in the custody of their mother.

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