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Sunday July 31st, 2016 5:30AM

SC mom's arrest sparks child care debate

By The Associated Press
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) The arrest of a single mother who let her 9-year-old play alone in a South Carolina park during her shift at McDonald's has people debating about how working parents can find child care when school is out. <br /> <br /> Forty-six-year-old Debra Harrell faces 10 years in prison if convicted of felony child neglect after police picked up her daughter. State law says it's criminal to leave a child at "unreasonable risk of harm" but doesn't define when a child can be left without supervision. <br /> <br /> Neighbors tell The Associated Press that Harrell shouldn't be vilified, because children come to the park without their parents all the time. <br /> <br /> Now that her case is getting attention, they say other kids are staying inside and alone.
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