A baby boy was found crawling across a road in New Jersey in Sept. 22, prompting an investigation.
(Cory Black Cannon)
A father was charged Friday after a baby was spotted crawling across a New Jersey road by a driver.
Evgeniy Dorman, 41, was indicted for abuse and neglect of a child after he surrendered himself to the police just after 1 pm, Asbury Park Press reported. He was released pending a future court date.
The shocking incident that occurred on Sept. 22 caught national attention after a photo of crawling baby in Lakewood appeared in a since-deleted Facebook post. Cory Cannon, who posted the photo, told the Asbury Park Press that he thought the child a toy until he saw movement.
“I thought it was a toy or something, until they moved,” he told the newspaper. “I knew that I needed to have some kind of proof and my GPS was open on my phone, so I used my vehicle to slow down the traffic behind me and took the pic as I was leaving the vehicle, and the stopping of oncoming cars.”
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A neighbor took the baby back to his parents, who does not know that the child was gone, until he was home again.
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The child was unharmed in the incident.
The police discovered the 10-month-old boy had crawled about 140 metres of an open door, probably left open by an older brother or sister, to the street where he was later found by a Cannon.
A woman who see themselves as the administrator said that the incident was an accident.
Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.
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