ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — A man and woman in southern Minnesota are accused of dropping off a 5-year-old boy in the woods as punishment for wetting himself.
Officials say 42-year-old Lynda Michel and 32-year-old Gregory Wilson were charged Friday in Nicollet County District Court with child neglect.READ MORE: Crews Continue Cleanup After 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea
Authorities say the boy was found on Aug. 28 walking south of St. Peter, a community roughly 55 miles (90 kilometers) southwest of Minneapolis. He was crying and wet from rain when a motorist spotted him. He told authorities he had been dropped off because he had been “naughty.”READ MORE: COVID In MN: 805 New Cases, 10 More Deaths Reported Sunday
The couple told authorities they turned around after a short distance, but could not find him. Police found the couple searching for the child, but they had not called to report him missing.
Court documents do not list attorneys for the defendants. The child is in protective custody.MORE NEWS: 2 Hurt In Shooting At St. Paul Bus Stop
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