July 23, 2007 -- The distraught parents of a missing 4-year-old British girl could face neglect charges for leaving their daughter alone in a hotel room from which police believe she was kidnapped during a family vacation in Portugal, according to a published report.
While I feel for the family, I was beginning to wonder of Portugal had no laws on their books about child neglect.
I cannot fathom ANY parent leaving children in a "locked" hotel room and go ANYWHERE, leaving the children alone. These two parents appear to be well educated people. But I guess a good education does not necessarily a good parent make!