Police Charge Woman with Child Neglect

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Date/Time: February 4, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Location: Tampa, 33607

Victim #1: 7 year old male
Victim #2: 5 year old male
Victim #3: 3 year old female

Suspect: Laraysha R. Adams, B/F, DOB: 06/07/82, Tampa, 33607


Tampa Police officers arrested a woman who left three young children home alone for four hours while she visited a bar. A neighbor spotted the children ages 3, 5 and 7 playing outside. The neighbor called the police after learning they were left home alone. Police officers responded to the apartment complex and were on scene for approximately 45 minutes before Laraysha Adams returned. The officers arrested the suspect and charged her with three counts of Child Neglect. A Hillsborough County Child Protection Investigator took custody of the children.

Janelle McGregor
Public Information Office