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Police: Raleigh woman left children home alone

Posted May 4, 2010 5:46 p.m. EDT
Updated May 5, 2010 6:21 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police charged a woman with child abuse Tuesday after a report that she left her children – ages 14, 12, 9 and 7 – at home alone for four days.

Yuvonne Payne Baker, 45, of 5327-D Wayne Street, faces one misdemeanor charge for each child, according to the warrant for her arrest.

Baker told a judge Wednesday that she was working and that she told the children to stay inside their apartment.

The children were taken to foster care while Baker resolves her charges.