North Carolina Woman Charged With Leaving Two Young Children Home Alone

Rockingham Co., NC -- A North Carolina woman is facing charges after investigators say she left her 5-year-old and 11-month-old children home alone.

26-year-old Jessica Jessup is charged with misdemeanor child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of minors, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office says they received a call to her home and found the two kids by themselves. They say they were left alone for more than two hours while she was at work.

The children are now in custody of a family member.