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Mother charged with cruelty to children granted bond

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Laperia Mydell (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office) Laperia Mydell (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)

An Effingham County judge granted a woman accused of child cruelty $20,000 bond on Wednesday morning. She posted bond and is out of jail.

Laperia Mydell, 23, of Rincon, the mother of a toddler who was hit by a vehicle on New Year's Eve, was arrested Tuesday.

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office said she left her 3-year-old son alone in an apartment and went to the Parker's across Highway 21 in Rincon. The boy tried to follow his mom across the busy road when he was struck by a car.

Mydell was charged with first-degree cruelty to children.

The judge said ordered Mydell not to have contact with her son and to cooperate with the Division of Family and Children Services.

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