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UPDATE: Mom Arrested after Child Found Wandering Neighborhood

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Lakeshia Medsker charged with cruelty to children Lakeshia Medsker charged with cruelty to children
Port Wentworth, GA -

FRIDAY 2/14 UPDATE:

Mother of little girl now identified by Port Wentworth Police as 36 year old Lakeshia Medsker. SHe faces a felony charge of Cruelty to Children. She remains in Chatham County Jail.

UPDATE:

News 3 has learned that the child has been released from the hospital and is in the care of a relative.

Detectives believe the child was gone from the home for about 40 minutes and think she was wet because she may have gone into a retention pond.

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A four year old girl is in the hospital tonight after she was found wandering the streets of her neighborhood alone.

Port Wentworth Police got a call just before 5:00 this evening from a Comcast worker who found the girl at Cordage Circle and Newport Boulevard.

The girl was crying, confused and unable to speak, authorities said.

Police say it was 47 degrees outside when the girl was found.

She was taken to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.

The child's mother was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Children in the first degree.

Other children in the home were turned over to other family members.

The girl is expected to be released from the hospital tonight, police said.

A similar incident was reported in the same neighborhood in May of last year when a child wandered away from her daycare.

The two year old girl was found by a neighbor who called police.

Two women were arrested and charged in the case.

Stay with WSAV for updates.

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