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Woman arrested after son, 4, calls police asking for food

By Mason White 6:28 PM January 25, 2014
Love Sonia Altagracia Polanco Franklin 

By: Sarah Weiss
A boy called police and told them that he was hungry.

Virginia police officers went to the boy’s home, and found the child was home alone.

His mother, Love Sonia Altagracia Polanco Franklin, 43, who is a church volunteer, was nowhere to be found.

Police were finally able to contact the mother, and when she arrived home, the mother was arrested.

According to Prince William County Police, the boy called 911 around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and told the dispatcher that he was hungry.

It is unclear how long he was home alone before he called the police.

Franklin was charged with felony child neglect.

She was later released from prison on her own recognizance.

Her Linkedin page shows that she works in television and video production, and is working on a children’s book.

Her son was placed in the care of a family member.