Young child found wandering alone on SC street

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GASTON, S.C. (AP) – A little boy was found wandering alone on a street in Gaston.

Media outlets report that according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday to a report of a small child who had wandered from his home. The boy was wearing a diaper and a T-shirt.

Deputies say the child was placed into emergency protective custody.

The boy’s parents were located Sunday morning as deputies canvassed the neighborhood. However, it isn’t clear whether the child was returned to their custody or if any charges will be filed.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.

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