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Wandering Child Leads to Westport Mother’s Arrest

The child appeared to be about 2 years old and was wearing adult slippers, long pajama pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and no jacket, police said.

Wandering Child Leads to Westport Mother’s Arrest

Westport police responded on Saturday to Murvon Court in Westport after someone called to report a young girl was wondering in the roadway, police said.

The girl appeared to be about 2 years old and was wearing adult slippers, long pajama pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and no jacket, the police report stated.

The temperate outside was in the 20s, and the road was covered in snow from the evening before, police said. Neighbors reportedly took the child in and notified police.

Police determined that the mother left her two children, ages 2 and 15, home alone while she went to the store. The 2-year-old was asleep at the time and apparently she wandered out of the house when the older child fell asleep, police said.

Westport police charged 43-year-old Tinatin Crouch, of 12 Murvon Ct., with risk of injury to a child.

Crouch was released from custody after posting a $500 cash-only bond. She is scheduled to appear Feb. 5 in state Superiour Court in Nowalk.

Editor's note: This article originally was published by Westport Patch.

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