South Carolina parents arrested after they left toddler home alone while they travelled to New York

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South Carolina parents arrested after they left toddler home alone while they travelled to New York

Two South Carolina parents have been arrested this week after they allegedly left their toddler home alone while they were on a trip to New York, authorities said.

 

Donald Gekonge and Darline Aldrich, both 24, were booked in the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center on suspicion of unlawful conduct toward a child, WCIV reported.

 

Police said they received a report on Nov. 17 that a 2-year-old child was alone in a Charleston apartment complex after Gekonge, the child’s father, had sent a text saying he was away in New York, WCBD reported.

 

When the apartment managers could not contact anyone inside the apartment, an “emergency walk-through” was carried out, cops said.

 

When they got into the house, they found the child, 2, sleeping on a bed in the living room, police said.

 

Aside from a dirty diaper, the youngster appeared to be unharmed.

 

EMS responders transferred the boy to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital for further examination.

 

Initial attempts to…



Source: Linda Ikeji