Child’s aunt accused of leaving him home alone

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News woman admitted to police she left her 6-year-old nephew home alone while she went to work, according to police spokesman Ryan Kashin.

Officers were called to an apartment in the 400 block of Cox Landing around 5 p.m. on July 21. Officers met with a property manager on scene who told them maintenance crews discovered the little boy alone when they went to complete some work inside the apartment. About a half-hour later, the child’s 23-year-old aunt returned home. Police charged Barbara Garcia with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Child Protective Services was notified and an investigation is ongoing.

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