Mom allegedly naps while toddler wanders street

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:26pm

EL PASO — A woman was arrested after El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies said she was likely sleeping while her toddler was walking along a street alone.

A passerby spotted a toddler walking alone, following a dog. Deputies said no adults or parents were in sight.

Deputies said contact was made with the toddler’s mother, Cynthia Soto, 20, at the 15400 block of Quillayute Dr. where Soto appeared to have been asleep. Soto told the Deputy that her son was missing, she went outside but did not see him and she had no phone.

Soto was placed under arrest for Abandon/Endangerment of Child/Criminal Negligence. Child Protective Services was notified.


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