Child Cruelty

The Waikato Times reports:

A two-month-old baby left home alone by his parents was found to have cannabis in his system, a Hamilton court has been told.

Details of the child’s neglect were revealed in the Hamilton District Court yesterday as his parents, Rosina Ann Wilson, 43, and Paul Cheyne, 53, were sentenced to 12 months’ intensive supervision.

Both had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of abandoning a child and cruelty to a child.

The charges related to an incident on May 27, 2008, in which Wilson and Cheyne admitted leaving their two-month-old son home alone.

The couple were unable to say how long they were away from the address.

Most parents panic if their baby is out of sight for even 30 seconds. How could anyone just leave a two month old at home alone?

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