Woman arrested after child seen drinking alcohol at Ohio gas station

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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

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

Zuri Birmingham

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.

Linda Harding

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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