Babysitter facing child abuse and neglect charges

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Virginia babysitter is busted for abandoning the little girl that was supposed to be in her care.

Around 2:00 a.m. is when most 6-year-olds should be asleep, in bed, but Newport News Police say that's when 21-year-old Kizwanna Anthony left a child outside of an empty house.

Neighbors called police after hearing the little girl crying. Officers were able to reunite the child with her mother.

Anthony is charged with child neglect and abuse.

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