Woman booked with multiple child desertion charges
MONROE- A 29-year-old Monroe woman faces seven counts each of child desertion and cruelty to juveniles.
The News-Star reports Latasha D. Harris was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say Harris left seven of her children - aged 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 - unattended in an apartment. Police say an aunt to three oldest children discovered them alone and the children said they did not know where Harris was.
Police described the living conditions as deplorable with no food or air conditioning available and roaches crawling throughout the apartment.
Harris returned about one hour after the children were discovered.
Child Protective Services took custody of the children. Harris was taken to Ouachita Correctional Center.
It was unclear whether she has an attorney.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Pointe Coupee residents learn more about possible government change
Tax rebate program could revitalize "Hollywood South" status
Officials to announce construction sites for 46 new homes
Council agrees naming rights for 'Raising Cane's River Center'
Man rushed to surgery after morning shooting