A Hopkinsville woman is accused of leaving her grand-child home alone in a residence that had no running water.
Hopkinsville Police charged 55-year old Becky J. Alder yesterday afternoon with one count of 3rd degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12 years old.
Police say officers were dispatched to an East 23rd Street residence in regards to a child being left alone in a vacant home.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the child in the residence covered in fleas and described the vacant home as dirty.
The child reportedly told officers that she was told to stay at the residence for several hours a day until someone picked her up and had no way of contacting someone in case of an emergency.
Child services was contacted and the child was released into the custody of her father.