Henrico woman accused of leaving 6 kids home alone

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – A Henrico woman faces three counts of child neglect after police say she left six children home alone.

Jessica M. Carr, 23, of Jack Burd Lane was arrested Saturday.

According to Henrico Police, officers arrived at Carr's apartment December 30th and found six children -ages 11 months, 1, 3, 4, 4, and 9 years- home alone. During that investigation, police say Carr returned home and claimed another adult was left in charge while she "went to the store". Police say their investigation continued for a week, during which Carr provided inconsistent accounts of what took place.

Police were unable to say how many, if any, of the children were Carr's. In addition to three counts of neglect, Carr faces a charge of obstruction of justice.

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