Parents Arrested for Leaving Toddler Unattended

Parents Arrested for Leaving Toddler Unattended

A couple in Scottsdale is facing criminal charges after leaving their 2-year-old child home alone while they went to a bar, according to police.

Police were notified by neighbors who heard the child crying from the balcony of the couple's residence.

When police arrived at the residence, the parents, Angelo Hughes, 26, and Grace Niu, 22, were already home. While being questioned, they admitted to leaving the child unattended while they went across the street to the bar.

Both Hughes and Niu were arrested and booked for child abuse and child endangerment. The child has been turned over to Child Protective Services.

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