Chicago mom accused of leaving kids alone at Bush Intercontinental Airport

Taiwo A. Jenkins, 37, is charged with abandoning a child.
June 25, 2012 12:18:54 PM PDT
A mother is now facing charges she abandoned her two young children during a long layover at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Police say on June 23 Taiwo A. Jenkins was with her 10-month-old and 2-year-old children flying from Chicago to Nigeria. They had a layover in Houston. Police say she left the two kids alone for more than an hour while she went to a baggage claim.

Court records show an airport employee saw the kids were alone, with the baby still in a stroller, and called for help. Jenkins was arrested.

Jenkins, 37, is charged with abandoning a child. Bond was set at $5,000.

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