Fayette Co. Man In Jail After Toddler Found Wandering Alone

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Shawn Hodgetts Jr., 29, Is being held in the Fayette County Jail tonight, facing charges including child endangerment.

He was supposed to be caring for his 2-year-old daughter.

But, Lt. Thomas Kolencik of the Uniontown City Police Department, told KDKA-TV News Tuesday night that the child was found unsupervised, crying and without shoes, wandering on a street near her home.

Kolencik said the child was wearing clothes, but her diaper was wet.

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Hodgetts was found asleep and drunk on the porch of his West Main Street home.

Police had a hard time when they tried to wake him up.

Beth Domokos, who lives nearby, came home from work, saying she was shocked and saddened by the news, wondering how a responsible parent could act so recklessly.

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