Crime

Bradenton babysitter arrested after child found in road

MANATEE -- A 21-year-old woman was arrested on a child neglect charge, after a child she was babysitting was found in a road Saturday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 12:45 p.m., the boy was found in the 800 block of 66th Avenue West, where his mother lives. A woman called the sheriff's office, and deputies later located his parents and the babysitter, Cheyanne Faulkner, according to a news release.

Faulkner had earlier stopped by to visit the boy's mother and volunteered to babysit while she went out, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies arrested Faulkner on a child neglect charge. Information about her bond was not immediately available on the Manatee County jail website.

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