Va. man charged with leaving 2 kids home alone

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – A Newport News man has been charged with leaving his two children alone at home.

WAVY-TV ( reports Newport News police charged 26-year-old Bryan Shaffer with two counts of child neglect.

Police say the grandparents of the 4-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl told officers that Shaffer was in charge of the children Saturday night. But he wasn’t there when they went to the home about 2 a.m. Sunday.

Shaffer was arrested upon returning home. Police say the children were sleeping and unharmed when the grandparents arrived.

Child Protective Services workers have been notified of the case.

Information from: WAVY-TV,

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