A Vermont couple were charged with child cruelty after they left their child in the seat of their car while they went skiing.according to what the Killington Police Department reported.
Law enforcement officials received a call from a pedestrian who saw the boy without an adult nearby in a parked vehicle. inside Vermont’s Killington Resort on February 8.
After several hours of searching, Police found the vehicle traveling on East Mountain Road and arrested Katelynn Brent, 21, and Cory Ahern, 29.
Brent, who was driving the car, was initially arrested because an officer suspected he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
At the time of the arrest, the child was in the back seat of the vehicle in which the couple was traveling. After being asked about the minor, the two denied having left him alone in the car.for which Brent was released on a citation.
However, as the investigation progressed, officers obtained information that Brent and Ahern were employees of the resort.
Resort records showed the elevator door was accessed 10 times on February 8.
In the end, both they admitted to leaving the boy alone, but argued that they went to see him between each ski race to know that he was alright.
Brent was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and cruelty to a child, Ahrn was also charged with child cruelty.
Police shared their findings with the Vermont Department of Children and Families and the New York State Department of Child Protective Services.
If the couple is convicted, both could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine on the child cruelty charge.in accordance with Vermont law.
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