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Mom Abandons Kids to Go Tanning

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Ktla: Georgia Castleman, 27, of Milton, Vermont, was charged with child abandonment and reckless endangerment after police found her small children alone, crying in dark rooms at the family's home. Casleman was located after 5 hours and told police she left the children to go tanning. (May 26, 2010)

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Police have arrested a mother of two for allegedly locking her 1 and 2-year-old children up in separate rooms so she could go tanning.

Police say Georgia Castleman, 27, of Milton, Vermont, was charged with child abandonment and reckless endangerment after police found her small children alone, crying in dark rooms at the family's home.

According to police, an anonymous tip caller let them know there were children alone in the house. When they arrived at the home police say they found the children crying in the dark rooms. Police estimated the children were alone for about 1 1/2 hours before officers arrived.

After five hours, police say they were able to locate Castleman, who claimed she left to go tanning and collect a $60 debt.

Castleman faces up top 10 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

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