Odessa woman accused of leaving children home alone

Odessa woman accused of leaving children home alone

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - An Odessa woman is behind bars after police say she left her three children home alone, none of them older than four.

Crystal Carrasco, 24, was arrested Thursday on three counts of abandoning or endangering a child after officers made the discovery.

Odessa police say when they arrived, Carrasco's four year old answered the door.

Once inside, they say they found a three year old in a soiled diaper and a one year old on a crib naked and crying.

When Carrasco returned home, she told police she had taken her daughter to school and then went grocery shopping.

Police say she was gone for over an hour.

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