GASTONIA, N.C. -- A Gaston County man is charged with child neglect after authorities say a child in his care was found unattended and severely dehydrated.

The Gastonia Police Department arrested 24-year-old Matthew McCall early Thursday morning at his home on Burt Avenue.

Police say the child was taken to Levine Children's Hospital for treatment.

McCall is charged with child neglect resulting in serious injury.

Gaston County Department of Social Services and Gastonia Police's Youth Bureau are investigating.

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