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Portsmouth mother arrested on child neglect charges after kids left home alone

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Sep 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-25 19:32:12-04

Portsmouth, Va. - A 19-year-old Portsmouth mother was arrested Monday after police found her 1-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son home alone with a 12-year-old family member.

Kalisha Everett was charged with child abuse and neglect of a child after a family member alerted police that Everett had left the children in the care of the 12-year-old.

Police found all three scared and crying.

Everett's 1-year-old daughter requires constant attention for a serious medical issue and the 12 year did not know how to take care of her.

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