2 arrested after toddler found wandering

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) -- Two people face child neglect charges after the toddler they were watching was found wandering the street alone. 

James City County Police said 48-year-old Scott Buttera and 64-year-old Catherine Veno-Thompson were drunk at the time, and didn't know the child was missing.

The incident happened back on September 16. Police said neighbors found the 2-year-old girl walking near Pocahontas Trail, barefoot and with small cuts on her fingers.

Two other children were also found inside the home.

Police called the mother, who came and picked up the children.

Buttera and Veno-Thompson are both charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of felony child neglect.
 

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