BCPD locates guardians of found child; arrest made

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Published: Oct. 2, 2021 at 11:23 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2021 at 3:27 PM CDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Bossier City Police responded to a call of a found child the morning of Saturday, Oct. 2.

LT. Bart Cavanaugh later released a statement saying that the boy’s parents were located and that everyone is safe. The child was found at the Pecan Valley Mobile Home Park on Barksdale Boulevard. He is 2-years-old.

Officials say the boy’s father, Triston Whorton, was arrested for child desertion. Whorton was allegedly playing video games while the child was wandering unsupervised.

He was found by officers three hours after they initially located the child.

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