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South Carolina dad and mom arrested after leaving little one dwelling alone whereas touring to New York

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

Two South Carolina dad and mom had been arrested this week after allegedly leaving their toddler dwelling alone whereas on a visit to New York, authorities stated.

Donald Gekonge and Darline Aldrich, each 24, had been taken to Al Cannon Sheriff’s Detention Middle on suspicion of illegal conduct in direction of a toddler, WCIV reported.

Police stated they obtained a report Nov. 17 {that a} 2-year-old little one was alone in a Charleston residence advanced after Gekonge, the kid’s father, texted that he was away at New York, WCBD reported.

When residence managers had been unable to contact anybody contained in the residence, an “emergency go to” was carried out, cops stated.

After they entered the home, they discovered the 2-year-old sleeping on a mattress in the lounge, police stated.

Except for a grimy diaper, the teen appeared unscathed.

EMS responders transferred the boy to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Youngsters’s Hospital for additional examination.

Preliminary makes an attempt to contact Gekonge and the kid’s mom, Darline Aldrich, had been unsuccessful.

When Gekonge lastly known as the resort himself, he instructed an officer he had left the residence early that morning and was solely “a couple of states away.”

Gekonge later claimed he was in New York “on enterprise” and assumed Aldrich was caring for the toddler.

He revised his story later, confessing that Aldrich was additionally in New York “on an emergency.”

Gekonge and Aldrich are in jail. Aldrich is held on a $75,000 bond, whereas Gekonge’s is $50,000.

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