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No charges in case involving rescued boy in Hanover

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - No charges will be filed in the case involving rescued little boy, Robert Wood, Jr. The Hanover Commonwealth's Attorney made that announcement today, nearly one week after Robert was rescued.

Robert's maternal grandmother isn't pleased. Norma Jean Williams criticized Robert's father for taking the boy with autism to the North Anna Battlefield Park.

Williams said she's sorry to hear he won't face charges, and she doesn't feel it's right. She said she believes Robert was neglected by his father, Robbie Wood, on October 23rd, the day he wandered off from a trail during a family outing in the park.

Williams said Robbie Wood was told never to bring Robert and his little brother there. But, in a statement Robbie Wood released Tuesday, he said he was never told that.

The Hanover Sheriff's office gave a comprehensive criminal investigation report to Commonwealth's Attorney Trip Chalkley.

After reviewing it and considering information from meetings he attended throughout the search, Chalkley said he will not pursue criminal charges.

Chalkley said Robert Wood's family deserved to know there was no legal basis for charges against anyone in the case.    

A man found Robert in a creek bed on a quarry last Friday, after a nearly six day search involving six thousand people. The sheriff's office said his actions were  honorable.

Williams said Robert is doing better.  He's been eating apple sauce and mashed bananas. Robert is being treated for a hole in his esophagus. Williams said doctors are hoping it will heal on its own.

Williams said Robert will likely stay in the hospital a couple more days.  

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