Female Couple Left Child Alone In Car While They Shopped At Adult Novelty Store, Police Say

Two women left a four-year-old boy unattended in a car while they shopped Saturday evening at an adult novelty store in Connecticut, police report.

A state trooper was dispatched around 8 PM to the Amazing Intimate Essentials Adult Store in North Stonington after a witness dialed 911 to report “a child alone in a vehicle,” according to an arrest report.

The trooper subsequently located the boy alone in the auto, and determined that the child’s mother and her partner had been “inside the store for approximately 15 minutes purchasing items, while the child was left unsupervised in the vehicle.” Police then arrested Victoria Mortensen, the child’s 25-year-old mother, and Monae Blake, 28.

Mortensen was charged with risk of injury to a child and leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle. Blake was charged with leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle.

Mortensen (seen above left) and Blake, who live together in Utica, New York, are scheduled for a May 11 court appearance.

The police report notes that Connecticut’s child welfare agency was notified of the duo's arrest.