A Massachusetts mom is accused of letting her 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter wander alone on Woodmont Beach in Milford for 45 minutes to an hour over the weekend.
Police responded to the beach on Saturday after receiving a report of a wandering child and said 39-year-old Heather Wasilewski, of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, is accused of allowing her child to wander the beach alone.
When officers asked Wasilewski about the situation, she said the other adults on the beach, who she did not know, were fine watching her child as she was approximately 100 yards away, according to police.
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Witnesses also told police they saw Wasilewski with an alcoholic beverage as the child was alone on the beach.
Police said she was visiting friends and she and her daughter went to the beach alone.
Wasilewski has been charged with risk of injury and was released on a promise to appear.
She is due in court on July 18.