Father charged after small child found wandering alone

Published: Jul. 12, 2018 at 11:30 PM EDT
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A father is under arrest after troopers say his small child was found wandering alone on a road.

Little Aeryan Conn is safe and sound, but her mother says she was horrifyingly close to being badly hurt.

"It could've cost us our daughter's life," the mother, Randa Hamilton, said.

According to the arrest citation, Kentucky State Police got a complaint a little before 6:30 Wednesday evening of a small child wandering on state Route 979 in the Harold area of Floyd County.

Troopers say they tried to find the parents for an hour and a half.

The mother tells WSAZ she'd left in the morning for a doctor's appointment and to run errands, and she left the kids with their father, Jordan Conn.

She says Aeryan, who'll turn 2 in a couple months, apparently wandered outside after the father fell asleep.

The mother says she went home after she got a phone call about what had happened.

"When the cops came to the door, I had to let them in, and he (the father) was still in bed," Hamilton said. "There's nothing that makes anything about this right."

The father is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

The mother says Jordan Conn is a great father and loves their kids, but she agrees he deserves to be charged.

"He's laying in jail right now, and I'm sure he's thinking about his actions," the mother said. "He was crying as he left. He kept saying, 'I'm sorry.' "

Hamilton says she's a recovering addict and has lost custody of her kids before, and she says she's determined not to lose them again.

"I went through a hard time before to get them back, and I intend on taking every step along the way to make sure they stay with me," she said.

Social service workers were also called to the scene and are investigating.

The arrest citation also says the baby appeared to have diaper rash.

The mother says she put new locks on the doors to prevent her baby from getting out again.

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