Friday, October 19, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH -- Police said a Duluth woman left her 3-year-old daughter home alone because she had a job interview and couldn't find a sitter.
Reshea Danielle Alexander, 36, was arrested Tuesday and charged with reckless conduct. Gwinnett County jail records show she was released the same day on $1,300 bond.
A Duluth police officer was reportedly called to Alexander's apartment on Northwoods Lake Court at about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday after a "neighbor heard a small child crying from inside." According to a report written by the officer, he knocked on the door and heard the child respond that she was 3 years old and didn't know where her parents were.
Maintenance personnel arrived shortly thereafter and opened the door. The young girl was found wearing a skirt and nothing else, police said. Officers found her socks and a shirt to wear.
Alexander was reached by phone, police said, and told authorities she had a job interview and "couldn't find anybody to watch her daughter."
"She said before she left that morning, she made her daughter something to eat for breakfast and told her daughter she would be back home soon," the incident report said.
Alexander arrived home about an hour later and was arrested.
A representative from the Department of Family and Child Services decided not to deprive the child, noting that the apartment was clean and the child was fed and clothed properly. The girl was given to a friend of Alexander's while she was taken to jail, police said.