Mother faces desertion charge after 3 children found alone at apartment complex

Mother faces desertion charge after 3 children found alone at apartment complex

BAKER, LA (WAFB) - A mother is behind bars after one of her children was found wandering around the apartment complex parking lot and two others were inside the apartment alone, according to authorities.

The Baker Police Department reported Tracy Griffin, 30, of Baker, was arrested Tuesday.

According to the probable cause report, the two boys in the apartment were wearing soiled diapers and were covered all over with food. The report also stated the boys were eating old rotten food off the carpet.

Officials said child protective services were contacted. The ages of the children were not given.

They added Griffin said she left the children in the apartment with the door barricaded while she went to work.

Griffin was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of child desertion.

Her bond was set at $75,000.

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