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MONTGOMERY, Ill. (CBS) – A woman from far west suburban Montgomery faces charges, after her 3-year-old nephew was found wandering the streets in the middle of the night.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Debra Dale reports, Alicia Burgess, 26, has been charged with endangering the life of a child in the Thursday morning incident.

Police found the 3-year-old boy walking alone in the area of Fernwood and Douglas roads in Oswego around 4 a.m. Thursday, according to the Kendall County Sheriff’s office.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Debra Dale reports

The child was able to lead deputies back to his aunt’s house around the corner in the 0-99 block of Sonora Drive, the release said. Police allege the child had been left alone and that Burgess, his aunt who was supposed to be watching him, left the residence.

Burgess was arrested when she returned to the hose about half an hour later. Police arrested her, and the little boy was turned over to the care of his grandmother.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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