Parents Seen Riding Moped With 5-Month-Old Baby Charged in Virginia: Sheriff

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Two parents seen riding on a moped with a 5-month-old child in Virginia have been arrested.

A Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office release says 26-year old Cane Hartwick Jr. and passenger 24-year old Athena Colon were seen with the child positioned between them on the moped as they traveled.

Authorities said the emergency communications center began receiving multiple calls about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday from residents who reported a child riding in unsafe conditions. Deputies caught up with the moped and the child was taken to a hospital to be treated for a severe rash. Sheriff's Capt. C.A. Carey said he wasn't sure what caused the rash.

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News4's Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey has been covering this side of the state since joining NBC4 in 1992. She's joined by reporter Drew Wilder.

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Hartwick and Colon were each charged with two counts of felony child neglect. It's unclear if they have lawyers who could comment.

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