AUGUSTA, Maine — A Belgrade woman pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child, according to officials.

Melissa Godin, 32, would have the charge dismissed if she follows yearlong conditions of a deferral deposition, according to Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney.

In April, Godin’s son, who has special needs, was plucked from a stream in Mount Vernon after the child had wandered away from home.

Maloney said Tuesday the conditions of the deposition include Godin following all recommendations from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, which include visual stop signs and alarms in the house, and not leaving the boy alone.

The child had been wandering on the Wings Mills Road when Patricia Stanton, the dean of students at Maranacook Community School in Readfield, saw him on her way to work, State Police Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance said at the time.

Stanton called 911 when she saw the child walking down an embankment toward Long Pond by the Long Pond Storage Dam. Stanton was able to pluck him out of the water quickly, and the child was not injured.

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