Sep 20, 2012 10:57 AM by Melissa Canone

CPSO arrests woman for alleged child desertion

A Lake Charles woman was arrested after deputies serving paperwork to her residence allegedly discovered children unattended.

Jemalla J. Vallare, 28, was arrested after the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Civil Division allegedly discovered three children - ages 4, 3, and 1 - had been left unattended inside her apartment.

According to deputies, Vallare returned home an hour after deputies arrived.

A family member of the three children confirmed she had left the children unattended for over an hour, according to authorites.

Vallare was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 3 counts of child desertion. 

The children were taken into custody by the Department of Child and Family Services.

Her bond was set at $45,000.



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