Caretaker charged after 3-year-old walks out of Kiddie Academy

GAINESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 23-year-old caretaker is being charged after a three-year-old girl walked away from the Kiddie Academy located in Gainesville, Prince William County police said. 

On November 19 at 8:35 p.m. officers responded to the 13900 block of Estate Manor Dr. in Gainesville to investigate a report of child neglect. 

A three-year-old was seen walking into a business without a guardian. The caller contacted police after not being able to find the child's family. 

The investigation showed that the girl had walked away from the Kiddie Academy located at 13980 Estate Manor Dr. Police said the child was not hurt and was released to a family member. 

Nayoung Park, 23, of Centreville, a caretaker at the Kiddie Academy was responsible for looking after the girl at the time of the incident. 

According to authorities Park turned herself in on November 30. She is being charged with felony child neglect. She was released on a $1,000. 

 


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