DANVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — An investigation is underway in Danville after police located an unattended child wearing only a soiled diaper.
The Danville Police Department said they responded to the area of Erksine Drive for a welfare check on Tuesday around 5 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found a four-year-old male child alone in the backyard.
Authorities said they took the child into protective custody and determined that he had been unattended for approximately 45 minutes.
The child’s babysitter, 40-year-old Danville native Michelle Henson, was located after police searched the neighborhood. She admitted to using marijuana and falling asleep, according to police.
Henson was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.
Danville police stated the child was safely returned to a parent.