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Woman accused of leaving 5 children in car

Posted: 10:04 AM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-23 11:04:37-04
Woman accused of leaving 5 children in car

A Milwaukee woman is accused of leaving five children, including a newborn, in a casino garage while she gambled.

Twenty-seven-year-old Takeshia Stanton is charged with five counts of criminal child neglect in connection with the July 2 incident.

Police say Stanton left the children for up to four hours in her parked car at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. The children vary in ages from 3 months to 13 years old.

Officers say the keys were in the ignition, the air conditioner was off and an envelope was wedged into the window so the windows could not be rolled down. The temperature was 80 degrees.

Police were called by casino security after a customer reported seeing the children unattended in the car.

It's not clear if Stanton has an attorney.