Nacogdoches woman allegedly left 10-year-old in charge of toddler, charges pending

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Charges may be pending against a Nacogdoches mother who allegedly left a 10-year-old child in charge of a 2-year-old at a residence in the 3100 block of Durst Street for at least two hours Thursday.

"While the mother was gone, the children were exposed to an unreasonable risk of harm due to several factors," the police report stated.

According to the police report, a complainant told the Nacogdoches Police Department that he saw a woman leave two small children at a house by themselves. An NPD officer went to the house and made contact with the 10- and 2-year-old children.

The kids' father was at work, and the mother had allegedly left the 10-year-old in charge of the younger child. After the father was contacted, he came and took custody of the children.

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