17-Year Old Babysitter Arrested for Child Abandonment

A 17-year old girl was arrested Monday night after officers responded to reports of four children left unattended in an apartment on the 800 block of Barry Street.

Officers contacted the 36-year old mother of the children, who ranged in ages from two-11 years old. She told them that she had left them in the care of a babysitter, 17-year old Leslie Gutierrez-Romero.

The children were turned over to their mother and Gutierrez-Romero was arrested for child abandonment and taken to the City Detention Center.


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