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POLICE: Louisville mom arrested after 2-year-old found wandering street

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Kenisha Woods (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Kenisha Woods (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a woman after her 2-year-old was found wandering the street alone.

According to an arrest report, it happened Monday, just before 11:30 a.m., near the corner of W. Oak Street and S. 15th Street.

Police say they were called to that area after someone reported seeing a 2-year-old walking alone in the street. According to the arrest report, police were able to locate the child, who led them to her apartment in the 1500 block of W. Oak Street.

Police say they found the home to be empty, but a witness said she had scene the child's mother walking down Oak Street hours earlier.

Officers allegedly found the child's mother, 26-year-old Kenisha Woods, near the corner of W. Oak Street and S. 17th Street. Police say Woods told them she'd left the 2-year-old with her uncle.

The child was taken to the Home of the Innocents. 

Woods was arrested and charged with abandonment of a minor. She was taken to Louisville Metro Corrections Monday afternoon, but later released.

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