Surprise woman arrested after 2-year-old was found outside


Officers responded Thursday to a call in Surprise about a toddler who was found outside wearing only pants and no shoes in 102 degree weather.

According to court documents, officers found the toddler covered head to toe in animal feces.

According to the report, a witness saw the toddler unattended outside the house for an hour before the defendant, 29-year-old Cheyenne Finney, came out to search for her child.

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The front door was left open and four dogs were also roaming the streets, according to police.

Officers discovered that five dogs and two cats were left in the home. When officers entered Finney’s home, they reported an odor of animal waste. In addition, the house was found full of rubbish and garbage, according to court documents.

Officers arrested Finney for child neglect and the Department of Child Safety now has custody of the toddler.

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According to court documents, Finney did not ask about her child during the booking process and her adult son came forward and stated, “The house is not clean enough or suitable for children.”

According to court records, Finney would leave the toddler alone while she stays in the room all day until her son comes home to change and feed the child.

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Finney has been charged with one count of crimes against children, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Woman Arrested After 2-Year-Old Was Found Outside Covered In Animal Feces


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