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Hampton mother accused of leaving two young children home alone while she worked

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Sep 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 15:57:00-04

Hampton, Va. – A 24-year-old Hampton mother has been arrested and charged after police say she left her 4-year-old and two-year-old home alone while she went to work.

Police have charged the mother, Kariah Mitchell with two counts of child abuse and neglect.

Officers say on August 26th at 12:45 p.m., they were called out to the 4900 block of Falcon Creek about two children who were outside alone in the parking lot of the Falcon Creek Apartments.

When they arrived, they found the two young children who were both unharmed.

They say Mitchell left the two children home alone unsupervised for two days.

Child Protective Services was contacted and the children were removed. They have been placed in temporary foster care.

Mitchell has been released.