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Police: Raleigh woman left children home alone

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.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — 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.

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Jodi Leese Glusco, Web Editor

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