By CBSNewYork Team

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut mother is facing charges after police say she abandoned her child in the pouring rain.

Investigators say 41-year-old Sharon Williams stopped at the corner of Burroughs Street and East Main in Bridgeport and left the 5-year-old boy, who has a disability, alone in the streets.

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This happened just before 6 p.m. on March 31.

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Williams now faces several charges, including reckless endangerment and child abandonment.

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The boy is now being cared for by the state’s Department of Children and Families.

CBSNewYork Team