NY- A Syracuse woman is accused of leaving four young children alone for more than an hour Tuesday at Syracuse’s Inner Harbor while a man shot nude photos of her in the woods, city police said.
A passer-by called police, who said they found the children — a 6-year-old, two 4-year-olds and a 3-year-old — “highly distraught and crying” shortly before 6 p.m. About an hour later, Michelle Rendino, 20, of Beattie Street, and a man in a wheelchair emerged from the woods.
Rendino told police she left the children for a moment to talk with the man. He told police Rendino asked him to take nude photos of her to get back at a former boyfriend.
Rendino was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, police said. The children were taken to their mother’s home.