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Shelbyville woman charged with dropping off 5-year-old boy along road near Cincinnati

A Shelbyville woman has been charged in Hamilton County, Ohio, with abandoning her autistic child along a roadway.
Heather Nicole Adkins, 32, was arrested in Georgetown, KY.  She was taken to the Scott County Jail.  An extradition hearing is set for Tuesday for Adkins to face charges of child endangerment and cruelty to a child.
The five-year-old boy was spotted by a driver about 9:00 pm Thursday night on a rainy, freezing stretch of road near White Oaks, Ohio.  The driver stopped, helped the boy and called police.  The child is described as autistic and non-verbal.
Anyone with information on the case was asked to contact the Colerain Police Department at 513-321-2677.