ROCK HILL, S.C. — Police say a Rock Hill woman faces charges after she left her 7-year-old child alone for 45 minutes to punish her.
The Herald (http://bit.ly/2qDqZHq ) reports that Kecia Barham was charged Thursday evening with unlawful conduct towards a child.
A Rock Hill police report says that Barham told an officer the child was acting out of control so she punished her by leaving her alone.
Police were called after a resident of the apartment complex found the child standing alone by the mailboxes.
The newspaper says it’s the third time in a month that a woman in Rock Hill has faced charges for leaving a child.
A phone listing for Barham couldn’t be found. A police spokesman reached by email Saturday referred back to a previous news release on the case and didn’t answer whether Barham has an attorney.