NEWPORT NEWS -- The father of a four-year-old found wandering alone in the hallway of a Newport News apartment building Thursday has been charged.

Police charged 36-year-old Leonard Alphonso Johnson Jr. with abuse/neglect of a child.

According to police, a neighbor found the boy in the hallway outside the child's apartment at 7 a.m. in the 500 block of Dartmoor Drive. Police say the boy's mother was at work and the child was left in his father's care.

Police say Leonard left the child unattended in the home.

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