POSTED: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3:48pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 4:00pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A Baton Rouge mother is behind bars leaving her three young children alone in an abandoned home.
21-year-old Danielle Richard is facing three counts of cruelty to a juvenile after a realtor found Richard’s three children in an empty home that he was showing to potential buyers.
Police say the realtor heard a baby crying and found the two-month-old, a one-year-old and a six-year-old, all living in the house.
Richard told police she would often leave and return to the house.
The kids were taken by child protective services.
We will have more on this story during our 5:00 broadcast.