A man from Marlborough was arrested by South Windsor police for leaving his child home alone.
Police said 37-year-old Richard Orpheus left the 5-year-old unsupervised while he ran an errand on Wednesday.
An investigative officer later obtained an arrest warrant, which was served.
Orpheus was charged with risk of injury to a minor and was released on bond.
He's scheduled to face a judge in Manchester on Jan. 7.
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