Mother Charged With Child Abuse After 2 Toddlers Are Found Wandering South LA Streets
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A woman was charged with child abuse Friday after her two toddlers were found roaming the streets of south Los Angeles earlier this week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Sidnicka Wilson, 32, was charged with two felony counts of child abuse, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of possession of a smoking device and one misdemeanor count of giving false information to a police officer, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
Wilson’s two boys, ages 2 and 3, were found near Manchester and Stratford Avenues early Monday morning, according to prosecutors.
A passerby kept the children safe from cars, while another Good Samaritan followed the 3-year-old to Wilson’s apartment, Lacey said in a statement.
“Investigators were unable to locate Wilson and noted the apartment where she lived with her children was in disarray,” the District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
The children, who appeared to be uninjured, are now in the custody of Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
When Wilson was arrested Wednesday she had cocaine and a glass pipe her in her possession, according to prosecutors.
She is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon.
If convicted, Wilson faces up to 8 years in state prison for the felony charges and six months in county jail for each misdemeanor count.