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Deputies arrest woman after 2-year-old found standing in middle of highway

Ivone Pina (Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office) Ivone Pina (Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office)
ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

A Labadieville woman has been arrested for deserting a child who was found alone on a highway, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Ivone Pina, 41, was arrested and charged with child desertion after deputies responded to calls regarding a 2-year-old child was standing in the middle of a state highway wearing only a diaper.

Deputies investigated the incident and determined the child was supposed to be in the care of Pina at the time of the incident.

Reports say Pina did not realize the child had been missing, despite the child being absent for approximately 30 minutes.

The sheriff's office said this is not the first incident reported to their office regarding unsupervised children in the residence. 

Pina was booked into the parish's detention center in Napoleonville. Her bond has not been set yet. 

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