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Mother arrested after boy, 3, found wandering De Soto

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DE SOTO, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Charges will be sought against a mother after her young son was found walking alone on a roadway in De Soto, police say.

Around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call about a small child walking along a road near Walther Park. The child was wearing pants, no shirt or socks, and had a wet blanket.

Officers took the boy, 3, to the De Soto Police Department to tend to him. Police recognized the boy from a previous incident. He was taken into protective custody by the Jefferson County Children’s Division.

Police believe the child's mother was asleep at home in the family’s apartment one quarter of a mile away from where the boy was found.

The mother was arrested and authorities are seeking charges.

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