Alcohol farm

Woman charged after ‘repeatedly’ giving boy alcohol

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX/Gray News) – An Ohio woman is facing criminal charges after repeatedly giving alcoholic beverages to a 6-year-old boy, according to the sheriff’s office.

MPs cited 26-year-old Victoria Hampton as endangering children and contributing to a child’s disorderly behavior or delinquency. They first met Hampton and the 6-year-old boy around 8:30 p.m. on August 5 at a petrol station in Marathon, where they were called in for a wellness check, WXIX Reports.

Hampton was speaking with deputies when the boy, whom she called her son, “came running towards us with an open Smirnoff Ice in his hand,” the incident report read. The boy said he opened the Smirnoff with his mouth.

Hampton explained that the boy had grabbed the Smirnoff from a set she had just bought without her realizing it. Deputies told him to pay closer attention to the boy and his actions. She apologized and said “it won’t happen again,” according to the report. She then threw the open Smirnoff in the trash, and the deputies let her go.

The gas station manager told the deputies they wanted Hampton out of the business, prompting the deputies to come to her house to tell her. There, one of the deputies reportedly saw the boy unattended on his scooter with an open Smirnoff Ice in his hand. The deputy contacted child services.

A few minutes later, the boy’s father, Justin Sorrell, arrived at the residence.

Sorrell said Hampton was not the boy’s birth mother, instead explaining that she was a friend of his and had moved in a few weeks ago “to help him out because she had been through some tough times. difficult times,” the report said.

Sorrell said he had no idea Hampton gave his son alcohol because he had been at work all day, according to the report.

The 6-year-old told deputies that Hampton gave him Smirnoffs “regularly and it helped him sleep at night”, the report said.

Deputies took the boy to his biological mother’s residence. They arrested Hampton and Sorrell, who had outstanding traffic warrants out of Miami Township.

Hampton remains at the Butler County Jail, beginning Wednesday.

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