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A Rockwood mother and father have been charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after their 2-year-old son was reportedly seen playing on some railroad tracks.
Rahab Jaramillo, 25, and Jonathan White, 30, were arrested on Monday.
The child’s grandmother reportedly told police, “The parents need parenting class.”
“Both parents ... were upstairs in the residence and not watching the child, allowing him to play unattended on the tracks,” Rockwood police officer Josh Coffey said in the arrest warrant.
The alleged incident happened on June 15.
According to Coffey’s offense report, a witness got the child, clad only in a diaper, off the tracks just before a train came through and took him to the nearby Dollar General Store.
“Witnesses stated that after the train came through, the mother came and got the child, and the child was crying, did not want to go with the mother,” the report said.
Coffey said he drove to Jaramillo’s job at the Rockwood McDonald’s to speak with her about the incident.
“Ms. Jaramillo stated … she thought the grandmother was watching him when she realized that he was missing, and then found him at the Dollar General Store,” the report said.
The parents are scheduled to appear in court on July 15.
Katlyn Lynette Franklin, a 19-year-old Rockwood woman, was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on Monday on accusations of statutory rape.
She’s scheduled to appear in court on June 24.
The alleged crime occurred in June 2012.
The indictment said Franklin was “at least four years older than the said victim” at the time.