Child drowns, woman charged with neglect in South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been charged with neglect in the death of a 5-year-old who drowned at a South Carolina resort.
Police said the woman who was charged is 29-year-old Lortoria Pittman of Elm City, North Carolina. Authorities have not said how Pittman and the child are related.
She faces a charge of unlawful neglect of a child. She was released on a $7,500 personal recognizance bond. It’s unclear if she has hired an attorney.
Police in Myrtle Beach and the Horry County Coroner’s Office in South Carolina are investigating the case.