BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — A mother faces charges after she allegedly left her 2-year-old child in a Bristol apartment, according to police.

According to an affidavit obtained by News 8, officers responded to an apartment on Conlon Street on Oct. 9 for the report of child abuse/neglect.

Police learned that 26-year-old Ivette Lees Hernandez had left her young child with a neighbor and had no intention of picking them up.

Hernandez allegedly packed bags and clothes for the child as “she no longer wanted to care for him,” the affidavit said.

According to investigators, the 2-year-old is safe and is now being cared for by another family member.

Hernandez was arrested and charged with abandonment of a child under the age of 6. Her next court date is scheduled for Dec. 20.