A Manassas-area woman is accused of letting her 7-year-old wander the streets around his home unsupervised. The suspect, a 29-year-old woman of the 8800 block of Oak Hollow Court is charged with felony child abuse, Prince William County Police reports show. Patch isn't releasing her name to protect the identity of the victim.
Police received a report on Thursday of a child that was found along and wearing wet clothing, but uninjured near Ashton Avenue and Bannerwood Drive in the Manassas area of the county. Witnesses told police the boy had been walking the area unsupervised.
Officers from the PWC Special Victims Bureau located the child's mother but also determined the child was living in a house with no electricity or running water.
After a brief investigation the suspect was taken into custody. The child was released into the custody of his relatives.