Woman arrested after 2-year-old daughter found wandering alone

Woman arrested after 2-year-old daughter found wandering alone

Woman arrested after 2-year-old daughter found wandering alone

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by Daniel Mueller / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 3 at 8:08 PM

Rosewood Heights, IL

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ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Madison County police arrested a mother on Sunday after officers found her two-year-old daughter walking alone in the street.

Police say the young girl was found at the intersection of 9th Street and East Airline Drive in the small community of Rosewood Heights, located between East Alton and Bethalto, around 7 a.m.

According to police, the child was wearing only a diaper. Officers located the girl's mother, 24-year-old Krystal Rushing, who lives on nearby Fern Street.

Rushing was reportedly outside looking for her daughter when officers arrived. During her search, however, police say Rushing had left her one-year-old child home alone.

Rushing was arrested on two counts of child endangerment. She is being held on $3,000 bond.

The two children have been turned over to the woman's grandparents.

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