Augusta woman charged with leaving 1-year-old unattended

An Augusta woman was arrested Monday after, authorities said, she left her 1-year-old child unattended in an apartment complex on Fox Trace Drive.

Dokota Humphrey, 23, has been charged with deprivation to a minor, according to a Richmond County police report.

The child was found seated on a pile of clothes, wearing a diaper that was filled with urine that appeared to have been on for a long time, the report said.

The deputy found only adult snack food in the apartment, along with cleaning chemicals within reach of the child, according to the report.

The deputy remained at the apartment for about 35 minutes before Humphrey and a friend arrived. When the deputy asked Humphrey who was supposed to be looking after her child, she said “a friend,” the report said.

DFCS case worker Miranda McFarland said the suspect provided McFarland with three names of people who would pick up the child. After 90 minutes, however, no relative was found to take custody of the child and McFarland told the deputy that the child would be placed in a foster home, the report said.

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