Cops: Meriden Woman Left Toddler Alone to Party

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Danbury police say they arrested a Meriden woman after her 3-year-old child was left alone while she went to a party, and the toddler wandered outside in freezing temperatures.

Police told The News-Times of Danbury that 35-year-old Monica Panora tried to leave the child with the child’s uncle so she could go to the party Saturday night. But police say the uncle refused to baby-sit and ended up at the same party as the child’s mother, who believed the child could be left sleeping alone.

Authorities say a neighbor called police after seeing the child outside the uncle’s home. The temperature was about 32 degrees.

Panora and the uncle, Rafael Freire-Recuenco of Danbury, were charged with risk of injury to a minor. They couldn’t be reached for comment.


Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

  • shawnm5

    ALL women who have kids should stay home like the old days until the children are adults & have dinner ready. That would solve everything.MANDATORY.

  • shawnm5

    Calm down Nathan…the woman should of stayed home…joke

  • robn


  • The truth


  • shawnm5

    My girl thought it was hilarious dude..relax put ur skirt back on

  • shawnm5

    My girl thought it was funny Nathan…don’t get ur panties in a bunch

  • shawnm5

    Good one Nathan…we think that’s funny…holdon…Ms. Lynch your son made an attempt at a joke..lol

  • shawnm5

    @nathan lynch you don’t know me…go put your aprin back on…you loser…go to a NOW meeting