New Port Richey, Florida -- A New Port Richey mother faces child neglect charges after her children were found crossing a major road alone near their home.
Deputies say a witness saw the children--ages 4, 3, and 10 months old--walking across the southbound lanes of Massachusetts Avenue, a four-lane road, around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
The 4-year-old was holding the 10-month-old at the time, whose diaper was full of urine. The witness grabbed the children, saving them from potential harm, and called police.
When deputies arrested their mother, 24-year-old Crystal Rusaw, she told them she left the children to go to a neighbor's for sex and fell asleep.
Police say the children were left alone for about four hours in the home on Atrio Lane where there are 32 registered sex offenders within a mile of the home.
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