Police waited 20 minutes before the child's mother, Ashley Langlois, 24, returned home. A press release says police were called to the residence after a report of a 3-year-old child being left home unattended.
Langlois is charged with cruelty to a child, domestic assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. She was lodged at Chittenden County Correctional Center. Bail was set at $1,000.
Police say the child was placed with a grandparent. The Department of Children and Families is conducting an investigation into the incident.
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