A New Jersey father is facing criminal charges a week after his 10-month-old son reportedly was found crawling alone in the street.
According to the Asbury Park Press, Evgeniy Dorman, 41, was charged with cruelty and neglect of a child after he surrendered to police Friday afternoon. Lakewood police said their investigation revealed that the infant crawled through an open door that an older sibling left “unsecured.”
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NJ.com reported that the infant crawled 140 feet into the middle of Parker Road before Cory Cannon, 43, a Good Samaritan, spotted him and stopped traffic. Authorities said a resident arrived at the scene and took the boy back to the Lakewood home.
Police told the Press that the child wasn’t harmed but Child Protective Services is aware of the incident. The family wasn’t aware that the child was missing until the neighbor brought him back home, police said.
Moreover, Cannon told the local newspaper that he followed the neighbor as they took the baby back to his home and noticed that the door was opened and a young child answered.
Dorman was released from custody pending a court hearing.
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