The Charleston Police Department (CPD) in the United States on Monday arrested two people for leaving their two-year-old child home alone while on a trip to New York.

According to CPD, officers were called to a Folly Road apartment complex around 2:00 p.m. on November 17 after someone reported a child alone in an apartment. A witness told officers that the child’s father, Donald Gekonge (24), sent a text saying he was in New York for business.

When the apartment managers could not contact anyone inside the apartment, an “emergency walk-through” was carried out, cops said.

When they entered, the child woke up and “immediately reached for his empty water bottle,” police said. Aside from a dirty diaper, the youngster appeared to be unharmed.

Foster care services responded to the scene and changed the diaper, put fresh clothes on the child, and transported him to Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

According to the report, Gekonge said that he left the apartment around 6:00 a.m. that morning and he was only “a few states away.” He later admitted that he was in New York “on business” and that he did not know who was taking care of the child, but assumed it was Aldrich. Gekonge’s story changed again when he admitted that Aldrich was also in New York “for an emergency.”

Both Gekonge and Aldrich were arrested on charges of unlawful conduct towards a child. As of Tuesday afternoon, they were both still in custody. Gekonge is being held on a $50,000 bond and Aldrich is being held on a $75,000 bond.

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The Charleston Police Department (CPD) in the United States on Monday arrested two people for leaving their two-year-old child home alone while on a trip to New York. According to CPD, officers were called to a Folly Road apartment complex around 2:00 p.m. on November 17 after someone reported a...