Updated:LATROBE, Pa.,None — Charges have been filed against the parents of a toddler who was found wandering naked on the streets of Latrobe.
William Newhouse and Jennifer Weaver are charged with child endangerment after police said their 3-year-old daughter, Sara, was found walking alone along Ridge Avenue near James Street last week.
"She wasn't able to tell us where she lived or where she came from, but based on past incidents we were able to find the residence which was about a half a block away," said Latrobe police Officer Ray Swiderski. "The parents were inside sleeping, and they had no idea the child had left."
According to the criminal complaint, the parents blamed the child's disappearance on their younger son and Sara's twin sister for allowing the girl to leave the house.
Neighbors said they often see the children run around the area unsupervised.
"I just see the young boy being unattended riding his bicycle around, just left alone actually," said Laurie Pry. "It's sad. It's very sad, and it's scary. Something should be done about it."
Neighbors told Channel 11 reporter Courtney Brennan that the child was almost hit by a car earlier this week at another nearby intersection.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 23.