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Woman arrested after child seen drinking alcohol at Ohio gas station

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WTRF- 7News
 2022-08-17

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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A woman was arrested after a child was seen drinking alcohol in a Butler County gas station.

Police arrested 26-year-old Victoria Hampton on Friday, August 5 on an endangering children charge and contributing to the unruliness/delinquency of a child charge in connection to the incident.

Video shows a 6-year-old walking around a Butler County gas station drinking a bottle of Smirnoff Ice earlier this month. According to our NBC affiliate at WLWT , the child’s mother said she allowed her son to stay with his father and grandmother for a few weeks. However, she did not know the father would allow another woman, Hampton, to care for the child.

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Hampton allegedly gave the child Smirnoff Ice after buying it at the Marathon gas station in Hanover Township. Employees called 911, but when police arrived Hampton reportedly said it was a mistake and they were able to leave.

However, employees asked police to give Hampton a no trespassing order. When police arrived at her home, they found the boy on a scooter, in the middle of the road, drinking another Smirnoff Ice, according to WLWT .

Hampton was arrested and is being held in the Butler County Jail.

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crystal hill
08-17

how do you give a child a bottle of alcohol by accident? she should have been arrested the first time they made contact with her

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Zuri Birmingham
08-17

No way it was a mistake everyone knows Smirnoff and it's in the ALCOHOL cooler. They arrive at her house and she's given him another one?! And I had to read this twice to realize...this is not the child's mother, it's whoever the "father" let watch him 🥴. Please keep this baby safe going forward...this is not the village he needs.

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Linda Harding
08-17

This is the stepmom...article says the child's mom did not know another woman would be caring for her child at her ex's and the stepmom gave him alcohol. if I was mom I would be livid.

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