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Newport News father accused of leaving small kids home alone

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Jul 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-28 16:14:09-04

Newport News, Va. – A Newport News father is facing child neglect charges after police say he left two small children home alone.

On July 27th at 4 a.m., police were called out to the 600 block of Daniel Drive.

When they got there, they spoke to the children’s grandparents. They told police that their grandchildren, a 4-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were left home alone when they were supposed to be supervised by their father Bryan Shaffer.

They told police that the 26-year-old was in charge of the kids from  10:00 p.m. but when they came back to the house at 2 a.m., he was not at home.

When Shaffer finally returned home, he was arrested and charged with child neglect.

The children were home asleep when the grandparents arrived police say. They were unharmed.

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