- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) - A Skowhegan, Maine, woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police say a passer-by told them the woman’s 5-year-old child was playing in a mud puddle wearing only a sweatshirt provided by that person.

Police say 29-year-old Shawna Towers was jailed on $1,000 bail following her arrest Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately known if she has a lawyer. A phone number couldn’t be found for her.

Police say Towers and two other adults were inside a home. All three said they didn’t know the child was outside.

The child was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Police and state health and human services officials are investigating.

The child has been placed into a relative’s care.

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