Man faces three counts of child neglect

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William Reed

Marion County — A 25-year-old was released on a $6,000 bond after being charged with three counts of Child Neglect.

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence after a caller reported that three small children had been left alone.

According to the arrest affidavit, the children — 16 months, three, and five years of age — were left alone by William Reed. He is the biological father of two of the children.

Reed’s girlfriend told deputies that she knew he had left the children napping without any supervision.

The girlfriend would not cooperate with deputies when she was asked how they could get in contact with Reed.

The children were left unattended for more than an hour.

The five-year-old told deputies that Reed left because “he needed to run errands.”

Department of Children and Families was also notified.

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  • Mike Rogers

    She knew he had left the children napping without any supervision and would not cooperate with deputies. Sounds like she’s just as guilty of child neglect. You wonder when these kids (parents) get older if they’ll realize how awful and dangerous their actions were. I see a lot of child neglect lately and most of it is due to our opioid epidemic.

  • Ms Betty

    I hope DCF takes those kids and puts them where they will be safe. Why isn’t he working to support his family? Where was mom when this was going on? Both of them need to be charged with child endangerment.

  • urchittingme

    This loser looks like a alien