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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 ( http://bit.ly/KVQfaL) 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.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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