Toddler found alone on road in Assumption Parish

Toddler found alone on road in Assumption Parish

LABADIEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - An Assumption Parish woman faces child desertion charges after a child in her care was found on a road wearing only a diaper.

Deputies got a call Tuesday that there was a young child standing alone in the middle of a state highway. During their investigation, deputies learned that the child, who was 2 years old, was being watched by Ivone Pina, 41.

When deputies questioned Pina, she told them she thought that the child was still inside of the home.

Deputies think the child was gone for more than a half-hour without Pina noticing

According to deputies, this was not the first incident reported to the Sheriff's Office from that residence regarding a young child being reported unsupervised around the surrounding neighborhood streets.

Pina was arrested and taken to the detention center in Napoleonville, where she was booked with child desertion.

Her bond has not been set.

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