LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A woman is facing charges after police say she left her 4-year-old son at the Hope Center and took off in a van owned by the facility.
Officers say it happened at around 5:30 p.m. Monday. The suspect, Jahaira Rivera, allegedly took off in the van after someone left the keys inside and left her 4-year-old son behind the Hope Center. The child was found in the wood line behind the building by himself.
Because of his age, and the proximity to a busy Versailles Road, police say the child was in danger.
Rivera was later arrested and charged with abandonment of a minor and theft by unlawful taking of a vehicle.