Mom Charged with Leaving Kids Home Alone in Locked Bedroom

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A woman has been arrested after investigators say she left her two young children home alone and locked in a bedroom.

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and Scioto County Children Services were able to get the children out safely through a bedroom window. The Sheriff says the kids were in the room for more than two hours.

The incident took place at home in the 300-block of Center Street in West Portsmouth Monday afternoon.

The children were placed in the custody and care of the Scioto County Children Services.

The Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Nicole Blackburn, 25, with child endangering. Blackburn is being held in the Scioto County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Warrants have also been filed for Jason S. Campbell, 33, for child endangering.

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