PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - A babysitter faces desertion charges after deputies say he abandoned three children near a busy Florida road following a Christmas night crash.
The Tampa Bay Times reports 54-year-old James Mack Williams was watching the children for their parents for a short time on Monday night. Around 9:30 p.m. Williams was involved in a traffic crash deputies said he left the children alone.
An arrest affidavit says Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies found the children a short distance from the car on a "dark" and busy road. They were "distraught and in a state of panic."
Investigators did not say how old the children are.
Williams was found about a mile from the scene. He was arrested and is being held on $6,000 bond.
A lawyer wasn't listed on jail records.
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