Police say a Sandy woman locked her 4-year-old son in his room while she went to work because there was no one to watch him.
Prosecutors filed five counts of abuse or neglect of a disabled child against the 26-year-old woman on Tuesday in 3rd District Court. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison on each count.
The boy told investigators that between April 1 and June 25, his mother would tell him goodbye and lock him in his bedroom in the morning before leaving for work, according to the charges. She would leave food, water and a port-a-potty in his room for him until she got back at the end of her shift, said Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill.