Florham Park law enforcement recently arrested an Irvington NJ woman accused of leaving her grandson alone in a parked vehicle. The woman was charged with child abuse and faces severe penalties.
The suspect, a 56-year-old Irvington resident, went to Florham Park for a dental appointment and took her four-year-old grandchild along with her.
The suspect reportedly left the young child in the car because “he was sleeping and she didn’t want to wake him.”
At some point, the kid got out of the motor vehicle and began to walk around the parking lot. Someone noticed him and contacted Florham Park police.
Police officers soon arrived at the scene and spoke to the suspect. They then placed the suspect under arrest and charged her with fourth degree child abuse.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the criminal charges, he could potentially be sentenced to up to 18 months in NJ State Prison.
Beyond that, the suspect might be subject to an investigation by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), which used to be known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Grandmother Charged After Leaving 4-Year-Old in Car During Dental Visit.”