Mother accused of leaving 1-year-old alone in vehicle

Vallyn Boston, photo courtesy Newport News Police.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News woman was charged with child neglect after officers say she left her 1-year-old child alone in a vehicle.

Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department told officers went to the 12200 block of Jefferson Avenue just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. The complainant told police she had been trying to locate the mother of a 1-year-old who was left inside a car with the windows down and the engine running for about 15 minutes.

When officers arrived, they found the child with his mother. The mother, identified as Vallyn Allysha Boston, 23, of Newprot News, told police she went into two businesses.

Boston was charged with in count of felony child neglect. Eley said the child was place with his grandfather.

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