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Wandering Child Found; Woman Facing Charges

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Police said a 25-year-old babysitter has been arrested after a toddler she was supposed to be watching was found wandering alone in Cromwell toward the edge of the Connecticut River.

Police said Katrina Challinor was babysitting the 21-month-old boy when she fell asleep around 10 a.m. on Friday.

Police said a motorist later spotted the boy wearing blue pajamas and walking toward the riverbank. The motorist and a passenger grabbed the boy before he reached the river.

He was examined by emergency workers and given to his mother, who had been at work.

Challinor faces a charge of risk of injury to a minor and was scheduled for a June 28 court appearance. Challinor’s number was not listed and she could not be reached for comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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