Mom accused of leaving kids alone in Rosenberg motel due in court

June 25, 2013 1:54:29 PM PDT
A mother is expected to face a judge today in Fort Bend County. She's accused of leaving her children alone in a motel room.

The four young kids were discovered in a room at the Woodland Inn and Suites in Rosenberg yesterday. The mother, Sarah Gonzales, is just 25 years old.

The state took custody of her four children and turned them over to relatives for the time being.

Investigators say they got a tip yesterday that Gonzales left the children, ranging in age from 6 months to 9 years old, alone in the room. Gonzales arrived at the motel while officers were investigating.

"During the course of the investigation, we found out that she had left the children alone in the room several times throughout the day, ranging anywhere from 25 minutes to well over an hour," Rosenberg Police Department Asst. Chief Dallis Warren said.

Neighbors say they believe the mom had been living at the motel for about a month.

Gonzales was arrested and charged with four counts of endangering a child. She could face more charges, depending on how many times she left the children alone and for how long.

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