Woman charged after children left alone in motel room

EKLHART, Ind. -- A woman was arrested after her 6-year-old child was found wandering around a motel parking lot early Saturday morning, according to Elkhart Police.

At 12:38 a.m., an officer responded to a motel on Plaza Court for reports of a child wandering around the motel looking for his mother.

The juvenile's room was located and there were three other children in the room, but no adult, police said.

The Department of Child Services was contacted.

The juvenile's mother, Mandy Osborn, was located in a parking lot north of the motel. She was taken into custody on Saturday.

On Tuesday she was charged with four counts of neglect of a dependent.

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