A Florida couple has been arrested after police said they rented a trailer and left a child there alone for months, police said.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said that the boy, whose age was not released, was left at the trailer for about two months until Jennifer Nichols and Joshua Sanders were arrested in November, The Pensacola News Journal reported.
The woman who leased the trailer to Nichols and Sanders said they made the rental agreement in September, but she told the Sheriff’s Office of the alleged neglect when it became obvious that only the child lived in the residence.
The woman said she tried to care for the child, but told the couple that they either had to move into the trailer or move the child to a place where he would be cared for.
The landlord said that Sanders told her that it was not a problem as long as the rent was paid, The Journal News reported.
The child told police that the couple would leave him a small amount of money and a few meals. He wasn’t able to contact them.
The boy was also not attending school and had several cases with Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), but no caseworkers could be named. He has since been removed from the trailer and placed in DCF custody, The Journal News reported.
Nichols and Sanders were both being held at the Escambia County Jail.
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