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Assumption deputies find diaper-clad 2-year-old on highway

Assumption deputies find diaper-clad 2-year-old on highway

LABADIEVILLE, La. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say a 2-year-old wearing only a diaper was found standing alone in the middle of a state highway in Assumption Parish after leaving a home without being noticed.

Sheriff Leland Falcon said in a statement Wednesday deputies arrested 41-year-old Ivone Pina, of Labadieville, on a charges of child desertion.

Falcon said the child was supposed to be in Pina's care, but deputies believe the 2-year-old had been gone for no more than 30 minutes from a home where Pina was watching the child.

When deputies spoke to Pina on Tuesday, Falcon says she told them she believed the child was still in the home.

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