Odessa Mom Arrested on Child Abandonment Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa mom was arrested for leaving her four kids home alone, all because she had things to do.

Officers arrested Verginia Torres.

Someone called officers to check out the kids at her apartment.

Police found her four children ages 9, 6, 4 and 1 all by themselves.

When Torres came home, officers say she told them she left them alone for a more than an hour because she "had things to do."

Child Protective Services now has the kids in their custody.

Torres is in jail on child abandonment charges.

Her bonds total $200,000.