Va. mom charged after infant nearly drowns in swimming pool

Kadarra Sykes (Photo: Chesterfield Police)

CHESTERFIELD Co., Va. (WSET) -- A Chesterfield mother has been charged with child neglect after police said her infant nearly drowned in a swimming pool.

Police said it happened in an apartment complex on June 11.

Officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child from being in a swimming pool.

The mother of the infant, 26-year-old Kadarra Sykes, allegedly stepped away from the pool and when she came back police said family members had pulled the infant from the pool and were giving her CPR.

The infant was revived and is now doing okay.

After consultation with the Commonwealth's Attorney and Child Protective Services, WTVR in Richmond reported that Sykes was served a warrant.

She has now been charged with abuse and neglect of children.

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