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Va. baby sitter charged after 3 children wander off

Wednesday - 5/30/2012, 11:38am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - A Stafford County baby sitter has been charged after police said three small children under her care wandered about a mile from home.

The Free Lance-Star ( reports 22-year-old Lasheika S. Harmon is charged with three counts of felony child neglect.

Stafford County Sheriff Charles Jett says a fast-food restaurant manager in Falmouth reported a 7-year-old boy alone in the restaurant Saturday. His siblings, ages 4 and 6, were found in a nearby field.

Jett says authorities went to an apartment about a mile away and found Harmon, who said she was caring for an 18-month-old while the three older children played outside.

Jett says the children were turned over to their mother.

Harmon is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.


Information from: The Free Lance-Star,

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