LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A mother was arrested Thursday after sheriff’s officials say her small child was found wandering.
It happened around 11:50 a.m. off Richland Drive.
Deputies were notified by a social worker (who was in the area on an unrelated complaint ) that had found a 2-year-old child wandering outside a residence wearing a top and nothing else, and was unsupervised.
Deputies say when they arrived at the scene they noticed the child’s hands were covered in paint and she had a severe bruise on her left eye.
The child’s mother was found in a residence asleep and was allegedly unaware that the child had exited the residence.
19-year-old Bailey Karr, of Lily, was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal abuse.
Social Services assisted the sheriff’s office on their investigation.