The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says 52-year-old Ali Abdullah Mohamed Al-Abbad of Mount Olive was arrested on four counts of Misdemeanor Child Abuse. On May 3, 2022 deputies were notified that a 7-year-old child and his younger brother, a 2-year-old child, were left alone at their residence without any adult supervision.
Upon arrival, they made contact with the two children and began looking for the parent and discovered Al-Abbad had left the children by themselves while he went to work. Wayne County Social Services was called and responded to the home. Deputies observed non-life-threatening injuries to the younger child and called for EMS. EMS responded, and the child was seen for his injuries.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the children had also been left alone on another date. Al-Abbad was placed in the Wayne County Jail and given a $10,000 secured bond.