A 4-year-old girl found wandering the streets of Connecticut Tuesday morning had been left home alone while her mother turned tricks for cash, authorities said.
Shi'Day Nicks, 22, said she left out sandwiches and snacks for her little girl and put cartoons on TV before slipping out of her Hartford apartment for a sexual rendezvous as her daughter slept.
Instead of staying in, the daughter dressed herself and walked out.
A passing woman spotted the child and alerted authorities. About three hours after she left, the mother returned home and was greeted by police who informed her that her child was in their care.
mother met with a man named Richard, whom she had known for six
months. The court documents said he would pay Shi'Day for sexual favors.
Richard said he picked up Shi'Day and drove her to his home. She allegedly provided sex for $230.
Despite being together for three hours, however, Shi'Day told police
that the man never paid her. He eventually drove her back home.'