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Pasco woman charged with neglect of unattended toddlers

NEW PORT RICHEY — A woman was arrested early Sunday morning after three young children were left unattended while she was at work, Pasco deputies said.

Jessica Shannon, 25, told deputies she went to work as a waitress at Slim & Chubbies Bar and Grill in Holiday and left the children in the care of a 17-year-old girl whom "she did not know," according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. She couldn't provide the girl's last name or address.

The girl wasn't there when deputies showed up at the New Port Richey home just after midnight. Deputies visited the home on an animal complaint and found a 3-year-old and two 2-year-olds home alone. Because of the nature of the allegations, the relationship between Shannon and the children was not released.

Shannon was arrested on suspicion of child neglect. She was released Sunday afternoon on $5,000 bail.

Pasco woman charged with neglect of unattended toddlers 10/03/11 [Last modified: Monday, October 3, 2011 1:15pm]
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