Woman charged with neglect; forces child to walk 20 miles after argument

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 20 at 12:10 AM

(WHAS11) – A South Carolina mother is facing charges after forcing her child to walk home after an argument in the car.

Police say the child’s mother left him by the side of the road in an unfamiliar area.

The 12-year-old wandered for hours eventually walking 21 miles before showing up on a woman’s porch.

Delinda Duncan says the boy looked disoriented and exhausted. She’s glad the boy’s mother didn’t end up in jail.

"I believe she needs to be where she is, she needs to be forced to get some help, because, listen, there is nothing more beautiful or wonderful than a child," Duncan said.

The mother is now charged with child neglect.

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