Archives for September 2014

Mother Accused of Leaving 4-Year-Old in Car at Maryland Live! Casino

A Baltimore mom allegedly left her 4-year-old child in a car in the Maryland Live! Casino as she gambled. Around 6:30 in the evening, security workers heard and saw the child crying in the parked car, Anne Arundel Police Lieutenant T.J. Smith said.*

Evidently, the woman had entered the garage around 10 in the morning. The temperatures at the time the child was abandoned were near freezing.

As workers were about to take the child to the hospital, the mother showed up. She was just 24 years old. She has been arrested and is charged with several crimes, including second-degree child abuse, confining an unattended child under 8 years old and neglect of a minor.

It is not clear whether the mom had returned during the day to check on the young child. The child was treated at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie.

The child showed no signs of physical abuse and was healthy except for the hunger and cold.

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