Man charged with cruelty to child

Published 9:48 pm Monday, December 1, 2008

A Suffolk man was arrested on Saturday and charged with cruelty and injury to a child after police found his 3-year-old daughter unattended inside a pickup truck parked outside the Walmart store on North Main Street.

Bobby Gene Mosley, 46, of Burnetts Way was inside the store for about 16 minutes before returning to his car, according to Debbie George, a Suffolk spokeswoman.

Police responded to the scene after receiving a tip that the girl was inside the vehicle alone, George said on Monday.


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While police were with the vehicle, the man returned with his purchases, and they were able to determine the amount of time the girl had been left unattended.

The girl, who was not injured, was turned over to the custody of her mother.