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East St. Louis woman charged with abandoning children at Caseyville motel

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Crethia Southworth, 33, is charged with five counts of child endangerment. She allegedly abandoned her four kids at a Caseyville motel Crethia Southworth, 33, is charged with five counts of child endangerment. She allegedly abandoned her four kids at a Caseyville motel
CASEYVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

An East St. Louis woman is facing charges after she allegedly abandoned her four children in a hotel room in Caseyville.

Crethia Southworth, 33, is charged with five counts of child endangerment. Southworth allegedly abandoned her children inside a room in Motel 6 in Caseyville. Southworth's children are aged 14, 13, and 1. The 1-year-olds are twins.

Police said they received tips that both teens were digging through trash to feed the twins who were starving. The children were allegedly abandoned for at least three days.

Southworth is being held in the St. Clair County Jail on a $25,000  bond.

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