Cou­ple leaves boy in the woods

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - LEGAL NOTICES -

ST. PETER — A man and woman in south­ern Min­nesota are ac­cused of drop­ping off a 5-year-old boy in the woods as pun­ish­ment for wet­ting him­self.

Of­fi­cials say 42-year-old Lynda Michel and 32-yearold Gre­gory Wil­son were charged Fri­day in Ni­col­let County Dis­trict Court with child ne­glect.

Au­thor­i­ties say the boy was found on Aug. 28 walk­ing south of St. Peter, a com­mu­nity roughly 55 miles south­west of Min­neapo­lis. He was cry­ing and wet from rain when a mo­torist spot­ted him. He told au­thor­i­ties he had been dropped off be­cause he had been “naughty.”

The cou­ple told au­thor­i­ties they turned around af­ter a short dis­tance but could not find him. Po­lice found the cou­ple search­ing for the child, but they had not called to report him miss­ing.

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