No Charges Expected in 5-Year-Old Girl's Drowning: Sources

Police found the child unconscious and unresponsive after a 911 call came in just after 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

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    No charges are expected to be filed against the man who was caring for a 5-year-old girl who drowned in Brooklyn Thursday night, NBC New York has learned.

    Law enforcement sources tell NBC New York it appears the child's drowning in Bedford–Stuyvesant was a tragic accident.

    Those sources say the 5-year-old girl was severely disabled and the man took custody of the girl after her mother couldn't care for her anymore.

    The man caring for the child when she died was in the process of legally adopting her or already had, according to law enforcement sources.

    Police found the child unconscious and unresponsive after a 911 call came in just after 7:15 p.m. 

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