Girl Left Alone; Dad Charged

A Storm Lake man was charged after police Wednesday afternoon investigated a report of a found child in the 1200-block of Erie Street.

Officers spoke with a person who found a five-year-old girl walking around unattended.  Police searched the area to determine where the child lived.  Officers made contact with the mother of the child who happened to be driving down the street.  Police determined the father… 28-year-old Chai Yang of Storm Lake… had left the child home alone at 1409 North Seneca when he left for work.  The unattended child left the apartment and had been walking around the streets until she was seen by the concerned citizen. 

Police located Yang at Tyson, and took him into custody. He was charged with child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor, and jailed on a two-thousand dollar bond. The Case was referred to the Iowa Department of Human Services.