SALISBURY, NC (AP) - A North Carolina woman is free on bond after her arrest for leaving a 9-year-old alone to watch her younger siblings for several days.
The Salisbury Post reported that 26-year-old Bianca Nicole Koontz is charged with nine counts of child neglect.
Salisbury police say the girl made a 911 call on Monday when she got scared by a noise and then hung up. When police went to the house, the girl said she had been caring for her 1- and 3-year-old siblings since last Saturday.
The girl also told police that her mother returned to the home for a few hours on Sunday and Monday.
The Department of Social Services found a place for the children to be cared for.
Koontz was released on $1,500 bond pending a June 30 court date.