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Utica mother charged after baby found in street

Ledrika Ford 27 was charged on Friday with endangering the welfare of a child after a video surfaced showing her infant child crawling around a busy roadway unaccompanied Utica mother charged after baby found in street
Melinda Barton | 12 March, 2018, 13:21

The video shows the infant in the road and people getting out of their cars to help him. Toward the end you can hear a woman running up yelling "That's my baby?"

On Friday, the authorities arrested 27-year-old Ledrika Ford for leaving her child unattended after she left her vehicles.

An upstate NY mom has been charged after her nine-month-old baby boy was found by strangers crawling alone in the middle of a busy road.

Ledrika Ford, 27, was charged on Friday with endangering the welfare of a child after a video surfaced showing her infant child crawling around a roadway, unaccompanied. A short time later, she looked to the back seat and found that the child was not there.

Police said Ford then immediately returned to Bleecker Street and reunited with her child, which could also be heard in the video filmed by Rn Jay.

Police arrested Ford, and the baby was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Child Protective Services were notified, and the toddler along with his siblings was removed from the woman's custody.

After the two-hour visit, the nine-month-old baby and Ford's other three children - ages one, two and five - were taken away.

Ford is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and all four of her children have been placed in the custody of child protective services. Lt. Bryan Coromato of the Utica Police department said they were a 1-year-old, 2-year-old and 5-year-old, reported Fox News. She is scheduled to face court on March 23, according to the news station.