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Rocky Mount woman accused of leaving children in car

Posted August 4, 2011 6:41 p.m. EDT

— A Rocky Mount woman is accused of leaving six young children in a car for a half hour. 

Police say Vivian Denise Stokes, 26, left children ages 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 in a car with the engine running while she shopped at Walmart, 1511 Benvenue Road in Rocky Mount, on Tuesday afternoon.  

Stokes is charged with six counts of child neglect and possession of stolen property/license tag.

Stokes was given a $5,000 bond.  

The juveniles were placed in the custody of a family member.