Child tied to a light pole photo gets a big response on Facebook

ChildWILKES-BARRE, Pa.-   A photo of a child tied to a light pole at a St. Patrick’s Day parade has a lot of people talking on Facebook.

The photo was posted on Sunday night and has generated more than 100 comments with a few hours on the social media.

There is very little information about the child because no one filed a complaint or report with the police department.

You can’t see the face of the child and the picture appears to have been cropped before it was posted.

Police say if the parents were there with the child, it would not be considered a crime. However, if the parents weren’t with the child they could face a misdemeanor charge such as  recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.

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2 comments

  • Linda

    In today's world you would never leave a young child alone like that. Anyone could kidnap the child. It would only take a few moments for someone to take the child. If the mom is standing right there in front then it is all right but if the child is there alone then it is abandonment. The picture has been cropped so it is hard to tell.

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