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Virginia Beach Couple Arrested for Leaving 6 Year Old in Charge of 4 Year Old

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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A Virginia Beach couple was arrested for leaving two children, ages 6 and 4, home alone without any supervision or babysitters. Julie Hammock and Clinton Harris, both employed by the United States Navy, left their children alone in the home. The 6 year old boy’s 1st grade teacher suspected that there was a problem at boy’s home. Thereafter, school officials called the police. The couple claimed that they did not have the money / funds for day care.

There are dangers in leaving young children home alone without any supervision. Most homes are loaded with dangers which are not recognized by young children. Sharp objects, chemicals, flammable products, and many other things in the household can harm the children. Furthermore, children left alone are at danger for exploitation by others.

Fortunately, the children involved with the above story did not appear to be harmed and were later returned to the parents. Hopefully, the parents will better recognize their duties and responsibilities to supervise their children when the children are not in school and the parents are working.

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