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Babysitter Arrested After Abandoning 3 Kids in Unlocked House Because It Wasn't Clean: Cops

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Police arrested a babysitter Thursday after she allegedly left the kids she was watching by themselves in an unlocked Florida home.

On Halloween, 20-year-old Joanne Simmons arrived to the West Palm Beach home to watch the three children after their mother hired her off Care.com, according to reports. 

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The mom reportedly told police that at 1 p.m. that afternoon, Simmons texted her saying she had a family emergency and asked what time she would be home.

The mom reportedly told Simmons she’d be there at 4 p.m. but if she needed to call her to continue watching the kids she would, to which she said she never received a response.

The babysitter allegedly didn’t respond for the rest of the day and when the mom returned home from work that afternoon, she told police she found her 4-year-old’s underwear coated in feces and rashes in the other children’s diapers, the result of them not being changed all day, according to reports.

Read: 5-Month-Old Baby Dies of Starvation at Home Days After Parents Die of Drug Overdose

Simmons reportedly told police she abandoned the kids, but said she left because the home wasn’t clean.

Simmons has been charged with child neglect.

Watch: Babysitter Robs Bank While Watching 2 Little Kids, Police Say

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