Mother abandoned her 5-year-old autistic son on the highway in a storm in Ohio



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A woman is accused of child abuse and is detained, after putting their children at risk and abandoning one of their children who suffers from autism, while traveling from Ohio to Tennessee. The mother left him on a road where there were no sidewalks, until the county police rescued him.

Heather Adkins took a road trip to Tennessee to drop off two of her three children with a friend. On the way back, the woman was accompanied by a man and his 5-year-old son, Martin Thomas Adkins, who suffers from non-verbal autism.

Upon reaching Copper Creek Lane in Colerain Township, he stopped to open the car door and lower the child onto the road, close it and drive off, abandoning the child to his fateon a highway that did not have sidewalks and in addition, there was a strong storm, revealed the prosecutor of Hamilton County, Joe Deters.

The frightened boy without seeing his mother nearby, stood for hours where the woman left it. A driver pulled over to help him and call 911 reporting the case. When the boy was already safe from the police department, they shared a photo with the help of FOX 19 NOW to search for his family.

Martin鈥檚 neighbors recognized him and contacted authorities. Investigating that the boy was not an Ohio resident, they discovered that he had been abandoned. In a few days, Heather Adkins was arrested when she was in Kentucky.

During an interview that Adkins, 32, gave to the same media outlet that helped spread the photo of his son, He denied having abandoned the child.

鈥淚 didn鈥檛 abandon him. That鈥檚 why they left him there, I鈥檓 going to go back there so he knows I never left him. It will take a long time for him to trust me again, and for me to trust myself as well,鈥 she said.

Adkins was transferred from Kentucky to Ohio, where the events took place, and is in prison awaiting sentencing. She to be guilty of the charges issued, could pay a penalty of 11 years in prison.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters shared his feelings on the matter: 鈥It is heartbreaking to imagine what this nonverbal 5-year-old boy went through. I鈥檓 sure he was confused and hurt鈥.

And he added: 鈥渉is mother leaves him on a dangerous road, in torrential rain, to fend for himself and 70 miles from home. Disgusting It鈥檚 the only word that comes to mind, I think there are some who should never be parents,鈥 he told the news.

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