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Woman Accused of Leaving 4-Year-Old in Closet at Work

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A Scottsbluff hospital janitor has been accused of leaving her 4-year-old daughter in a closet while the woman worked.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse Thursday. Online court records don’t show that she’s been formally charged.

Police say officials at Regional West Medical Center reported that the woman had been seen going into the closet with her daughter on Sept. 16 but coming out with only a janitorial cart. Security video showed the woman going in and out at least eight times before leaving with her daughter more than an hour later.

The woman told officers that the girl was sick and that her day care wouldn’t take her. She says a family member was supposed to pick up the girl at the hospital but didn’t.


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