Cops: NY kids left alone 6 days; parents at hotel

Left: Maria Ayala, Right: Tuilo Ayala
Left: Maria Ayala, Right: Tuilo Ayala

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - A New York couple has been arrested after police say they left their two teenagers and two younger children alone without food or heat for six days while they stayed at a hotel.

Tulio and Maria Ayala of Central Islip on Long Island are each charged with four counts of child endangerment. Police say their children were left unsupervised while the couple stayed at a nearby hotel.

The children's ages are 15, 13, 8 and 4. The Central Islip school district contacted authorities. The couple was arrested Wednesday. Their attorneys' names were not immediately available.

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