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2-year-old found wandering in New Orleans East, mother arrested

Keisha Jones was arrested for alleged child desertion. (Source: NOPD) Keisha Jones was arrested for alleged child desertion. (Source: NOPD)
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A mother faces a child desertion charge after her 2-year-old child was found wandering in New Orleans East.

The young girl was found on the sidewalk around 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Hammond Road and Evangeline Street.

A concerned citizen relocated the child to the Seventh District Station with the assistance of a city employee, New Orleans police say.

Keisha Jones, 28, has been identified as the mother of the child. She was arrested after she turned herself in to New Orleans police. Jones was booked with child desertion. She also was arrested on an unrelated fugitive attachment out of Harris County, Texas. 

Child protective services released the toddler to the care of her aunt.

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